Am I on track?

Am I on track?

Monday, 7 November 2011

October 2011 Review

My quick stats for October 2011:

Mileage - very little.
Weight - 88kg (steady).

So I find myself still in Sydney - I am now into my fourth week.  It feels like a long time, especially given I was only going to be here for 1 week when I first flew down!!  All the signs though point to me returning at the end of this week - finally...!!

I've been desperately missing getting onto the bike.  One of the great things about cycling for me is the mental stress relief it provides.  Having been away from home for so long, I need it now more than ever - but ironically I can't do it with my bike sitting in the garage back home...

So this week, I bit the bullet and hit the hotel gym.  I'm knocking out 30-45min sessions on the stationary bike, alternating days with some upper body weight training (based around my shoulder rehab). I'm also making sure I do a long 2-hour walk on the non-cycling days.

Not quite like my road bike - but it'll have to do...

I'm only 3 days into this regime, but I'm already feeling in much better shape mentally - a testament to the power of exercise.  Hopefully this'll also get the legs ready for launching back into 'proper' cycling once I return home.

With some luck, and a solid November of training, I'll be able to squeeze in a club race or two before 2011 winds up. Fingers crossed!!

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