Back on the boards

After last week's disappointing attempt at Cross it was good to get back on tarmac this week. I had a week off work so made the most of it, notably heading out on Wednesday with the wrinklies notching up a pretty decent 65 miles. I love hanging out with the wrinklies on a week off, they are an inspiring bunch of guys, with the fitness levels that some of us could only dream of. Not only do they have a wealth of experience to lean upon but they would run rings round anyone who would dare to take them on too! If you're happily retired, enjoy heading out on your bike and fancy some company you could do no wrong in meeting up with them at Hatchmere crossroads at 10am just outside Delemere Forest.

Thursday saw the return of the club track nights to see us through the dark Winter nights. I loved every minute. The thrill of bombing round the boards, air whizzing past your ears is just awesome.

For me, it was a really good indication of how I've come on fitness wise too. This time last year I was puffing and panting after the warm up, ending up so exhausted that after the 2 hours I couldn't complete the 15 minute warm down. This time I handled it all pretty well, sitting comfortably within the group and completing the warm down with no worries which I was really happy with.

Saturday I took in an easy 32 miles to keep the legs going and today the club run headed into a rolling route of 55 miles.

Over 150 miles in the bank over the last few days. Happy with that!

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