Week 3 is when the rides start to ramp up a bit and you spend a little more time on the bike. That is great in principle as it gives you a good chance to see how your legs are feeling over some longer distances, but can easily be kiboshed when you injure your back doing a simple thing like moving some compost in the garden . . .
This weeks training plan & rides
My standard loop to Landbeach and back:
A route including Twenty Pence Lane and the lumpy bits around Haddenham - the headwind got in the way of what would've been a fast ride!
St.Ives then back via Bluntisham and Earith - fast becoming one of my favourite routes:
This week's stats:
I was aiming for the full 4 sessions this week, but a 70 litre bag of compost put pay to that on Saturday when I ended up pulling some lower-back muscles and had to miss out on my Sunday ride. #sadface. Previous experience has told me that it's better to recover for a couple of days following injury so you can get back to training quicker, rather than try and cycle with a knackered back - so that's precisely what I did.
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