Sat down tonight to do a plan for the week when I realised that there are only 40 days to Dartmoor. Everyday is accounted for and I can pretty much plan every pedal stroke until the start line at Albertville. The most alarming thing is that I will only be able to do three 150Km + spins between now and Dartmoor and that’s at a push.
I have been unwell for the past few days mainly due to overtraining last week. Was feeling great but then noticed that my maximum heart rate was 5-10 beats lower than usual. I eased off but still became ill over the weekend and got no significant training done. It all stemmed from failing to rest after my first hill repeats of the year.
Key: Need to rest harder and train harder. Need to stop pushing myself on every ride.
I will go easy on the easy spins and push harder on the hard spins.