The weather turned this week and it was a shock to the system. Last week I rode in shorts! This week I had a 3 hour ride to do and didn’t have the mental strength to do this on my turbo. However, it was 2 degrees and when it was time to go outside on my bike I was so cold I almost cried!
Keeping on top of your fitness and training goals during Xmas can be a challenge with a marathon of Xmas dinners, parties and celebrations. As well as time off work and interruption to your normal routine it can be hard to maintain any fitness over the Xmas period.
At the start of September I took part in a 100mile Time Trial. This wasn’t the most enjoyable thing I’ve ever done, but it was well worth doing. Here are some thoughts about how it went down.
What’s your favourite pre race breakfast recipe?
I’ve just finished reading Grit, by Angela Duckworth.
This was an incredibly easy and enjoyable read and is well worth picking up. There are lots of references to other researchers and thinkers so the book is well referenced but also shows connection to some of the other books about success and practice in the popular press (such as Peak, by Anders Ericcson and The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle).