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A return to fitness starts with pain

After bemoaning that I was getting nowhere with getting back in shape I managed to get in about 5-7 hours riding in the last week or so. As liversedge pointed out on twitter: “They say to form a habit you … Continue reading

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Training still not underway

Despite my best efforts, December was a write-off due to illness and holiday. I’m still suffering with a bad cold which is limiting the effort I can put in. Still, in 2007 my training didn’t really get underway until January … Continue reading

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You can’t win ’em all

Last Tuesday’s Hillingdon was a race I was never going to win. My lungs were still feeling trashed from the weekend so I mentally prepared myself for just staying in the race and maybe being there at the finish. I … Continue reading

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Return of the DNF

Second race of the Beyond MTB Spring Crits, second DNF of the year. I was planning on getting out of the habit this season after a relatively successful start to the year and managing to get round in cyclocross races. … Continue reading

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Plastered at the back

The Beyond MTB Spring Crits at Hillingdon are the sort of races I have to do – a test of attrition with the 2nd Cat boys hauling along as foolhardy 4th Cats like me try to cling on to the … Continue reading

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An erratic schedule

Looking at my training, the last time I had a decent long ride was 25 February, almost two weeks ago. This is probably not an ideal training plan if I’m going to improve this season. It’s starting to nag a … Continue reading

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Starting too far back

That is the observation from Ian Paine as to where I went wrong on Sunday. He’s absolutely right. The mistake I made was to allow myself to drift down the field in the final laps. It’s frustrating but I know … Continue reading

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No rushing back

By this point in January I was meant to have a hatful of points and be looking at racing as a 3rd Cat. Instead I have a nasty lingering cold and haven’t raced since before Christmas. Unhappy with things doesn’t … Continue reading

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If you can taste blood…

You know you’ve been to the races and gone hard. Either that or you’ve crashed and are contemplating how much of your mush you’ve left on the road. Fortunately for me the taste of blood was down to the former … Continue reading

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Seasonal adjustment

It’s that time of year when I feel like I’m getting fat and worry about how hard I’ll be battling come January to shed the pounds, or rather the kilograms I’ve put on. With no race last weekend and work … Continue reading

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