Funny how the best laid plans can come unstuck by the most unexpected of events... That ridiculous rib injury, caused by my newly-found surfing gumbiness, meant around 3 weeks off the bike. Hence my stats for the month are nowhere as I had planned...
Mileage: 230km (2012 year-to-date: 4063km)
Weight: 78kg (1kg increase)
My main focus now that I'm over the worst of the injury is to get back to some good, regular mileage again. This past week has been much harder than I expected!! My legs have felt pretty sluggish, so it's obviously going to take a good 2-3 weeks before I start getting some spark back into them again.
My main mileage goal now is to crack 5000km for the year. I have never done this before, and its a very important one for me to achieve on a personal level. Without too much bad luck, I should achieve this. I'll talk more about its importance to me in a later blog-post...
The other thing I'm working towards is, of course, racing!! The Brisbane Blast is looming large on the horizon - its only a month away, and I'll have to really work hard if I'm to hit it in any sort of form. Its also my last chance for Open racing this year, so I have plenty of motivation to get the legs into half-decent shape by then.
As always, I'm looking forward with positivity and motivation to keep up my trend of slow, gradual improvement. I still believe I can make it onto some sort of podium before the year is out - last time I did that was a 4th place back in 2008, so its been a long time between drinks!! But I honestly believe I am in the best shape that I've been in since my school days (oh so long ago), so some tangible cycling results can't be far off...
Happy riding everyone!!