Getting there slowly.. the fitness continues to improve. My riding has become more consistent and my legs constantly fell tired. I feel fitter and faster- yet i haven’t really lost weight.
I can go harder for longer…oh that sounds wonderful.. and i can recover faster (every mans dream) and i can fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.
Each day i set about my plan and try to complete it. It is becoming normal, which is great but sometimes a burden. When i miss a session (usually the early morning commute) i find myself later in the day looking for a way to catch up.
Keeping consistent and achieving my training goals through winter has been tough in terms of weather. Riding in freezing cold torrential rain, to crisp frosty mornings- winter has thrown it all at me, but i survived and so did the bikes mostly- except for some bearings which have required replacement.
To ensure time constraints and weather are not a excuse, i got my hands on a kickr trainer and hooked my self up with a couple of training apps, notably ZWIFT and FULLGAZ.. Both are good and simulate road riding perfectly. Trainer sessions are no longer a drag and i almost look forward to them.
So the big question.. Am i getting faster? The answer is most definitely yes..
It doesn’t hurt less-i just go harder and faster.The progression takes time, I have achieved so many middle goals in the last 3 months i just can believe it. Currently spending a bit of time doing strength and hill work, which is hard work for a fat bloke like me – but it will make me stronger so i continue to give it a crack.