Just finished watching Fabian Cancellara pull, stretch, then snap the rest of the field on the cobbled climbs of the Tour of Flanders and I got motivated to do something ‘cycling’. I’m too bagged after my morning ride with John in the mountains, so I’ll sit, with my compressed legs up, and whip off my monthly report.
Finally, the kilometers are starting to climb up to what I had imaged they should be this year, and I’ve found myself riding actually outdoors (it’s that place you can see through the window on your trainer, Canadians…if there’s no snowdrift to obstruct the view). First some numbers:
This month I’ve accomplished the following:
- 27 Training Sessions
- 56:17 hours on the bike
- 1485 km
More good news (and probably directly related to the increased km) is that I am down to 66.5 kg now, which I think brings me even under my weight last year when I did the two Etapes. Shoko has started commenting on my ‘skinny arms’ – this can only be a positive sign.
It hasn’t all been champagne wishes and caviar dreams though this month. You remember my Sidis? Well, I’ve been trying everything to make them stop cutting into my ankle and I’ve finally given up. I Bought some new shoes (Mavic Zxelliums) a couple of days ago and am experiencing the same problem (but less so). It’s an evolving story, so I won’t bore you with the details…till I decide to write a blog article about it, of course.
Finalement, sorely lacking from this post for many months has been photos that I haven’t extracted from the Internet, so here are a few that I’ve snapped from my phone in the last few weeks around home.