Just as Indy Jones dusts off his fedora and bullwhip before embarking on a new adventure, I have opened my drawer of tricks from the old days when I used to train for something (2013) and am armed and ready to go.
First is the Power Bible (really, there was dust on this one), Garmin Connect’s ‘workout’ function, and Coach Rob’s (no dust on him – he’s always on the move) advice. The result: my first month of training once I get back from Spain next week.
Next, the always-useful (because I’m always putting on weight) skin-fold calipers, which I need to re-learn how to use.
The last big one is ‘motivation’, which I’ve found revving up as I made up that first month of the training program above. The New Year always comes with a good kick start, anyway, unless it begins with a hangover (it always seems to) or a bike accident, or both, as was the case two years ago. But you get the point, I think.
I’m really looking forward to this next year of training and hoping my ‘recovery year’ in 2014 will result in one step forward instead of the two steps back that I feel right now. Time, and a lot of sweaty living room floors, will tell.