Being Ill

beingIll.jpgI’ve been ill for the past couple of weeks for the first time in absolutely ages. It struck right in the middle of our training camp at which time I was a little concerned I wasn’t going to be able to ride the next day. I seemed ok once out and about but felt terrible every night. I know  now I should have nipped it in the bud back then but I could really. I should have nipped it in the bud immediately after the camp but I felt that since I’d gone through the camp ok I could just train through it.

This lasted another week till I headed out for a Box Hill ride with some guys I’d not seen for a while. That ended up a 7 hr 181km ride which included a CP2 of 420 watts and CP5 of 382 watts. Far from sensible and the next day i certainly didn’t feel like training. That lasted another 4 days of zeros. This weekend, in this glorious weather, I’ve been testing myself out but it just feels like constant false starts. I rode Friday and felt OK but then felt not so OK saturday morning so I skipped my bike ride. By the afternoon I felt OK again so went out for a 2 hour run and felt OK but this morning I was coughing again and am sat here shortening my planned ride with every passing hour.

Writing that has been a great help. it’s made me realise that despite my 100 hour monthly cap (which i can reach this month despite this illness) I am still chasing figures. My hours this week are 9.5 so far and I’m keen to get over 10 ! How insane is that. I will take today off completely. Watch the snooker and try to recover.

Since returning from the camp it’s been pretty hectic. We’re planning on hosting weekend camps down in the South West and tried to sort one out for pre Wimbleball. We knew it was pretty short notice and it proved to be too short to get it up and running. I visited London to see my family, athletes and to cheer Jo on at the London Marathon. It’s been a while since I’ve been to watch that event and it got me thinking about running a marathon again. It could be the impetus I need to get my running back in order. Progress has been pretty slow all in all.

I got back to Taunton to some good news. Firstly my new Blueseventy Helix wetsuit has arrived ! Can’t wait to test it out in Lanzarote. Secondly I got a response about my Louis Garneau helmet – the one I melted at Taupo. I was hoping to get an indication of it’s safety and possibly a discount on a replacement but instead they’ve offered me a brand new Vorttice Helmet. This is the helmet I saw not long after buying mine and preferred it. Will be writing a review once it comes through.

Now what to do with my day off…

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