Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Like my 'church' - that is Arsenal Football Club - after a bad result, I generally keep quiet on the old media front. I had fully intended to up my training this month but my back, namely the old spine, has not been feeling good. My muscles are good for the first time in ages. My work with my personal trainer has paid BIG dividends and the muscle specific strength training I've done had aided me no end. However my spine is starting to feel worse and that was, is and will be my biggest problem.

I've decided that I put in a decent month and half training from mid February to the end of March. Maybe just rest the old body, not stop everything completely, and mid May after another holiday I have - start again and build for mid June and I should be able to push through my holiday! Here's hoping anyway.

Other than that, I've taken to the app 'instagram'! I've thrown a few of my cycling related pictures up on my picasa site. Check them out if you've time!


Monday, 4 April 2011

Short, but not bitter

Well I had a week off from both blogging and cycling. Slightly intentionally, but mostly as I was away in far away places on Wednesday and Thursday of last week! I made up for it this weekend though. Did a bit of gigging up in the 'capital' with the Frames and Elbow.

Had a good session in the gym on Saturday morning and a light cycle in the afternoon.  

Yesterday then I did the Lee Valley half route cycle twice:

Did 28km of mixed terrain: hills, rough roads, less rough roads

(...... the picture doesn't really do my description any justice but I'm sticking with it!)

then a nice straight road back into the city!

Last month i did just over 400km on the saddle. April is my month of upping my distances covered. I'm going to set my aim: by months end I hope to be completing 700km or more.  That means doing approximately 28-30km per day. That's doable. I do 10km to and from work already and another 20km in the evenings should be a doddle!  I'm aiming for the 60km Lee Valley route possibly next weekend.

So, just a quick catch up this evening with some photos of my route from yesterday! More later this week once I'm putting in the extra evening kms!