Well, Christmas was full of pasta and wine and puddings and cheese and steak and more cheese and more puddings and and alot more wine and not a deal of biking.
Business was busy, so concentrated on that and manged a couple of small tiny local rides and some turbo trainer sessions. But that's an improvement on previous years...so maybe things will bode well for 2008?
Jan went well....-ish - upped Turbo sessions and I've started running for the first time since school. I reckon 20+years since I ran. Not looking to break any records. Just supplementing biking/turbo'ing and using it as way to drop way. F*ck me was it hard at first. Idea is to stick to runs under an hour and get up to twice a week. On 6th week of running now. Main route is 4 miles and I can do that comforably in 36 mins (I told you no speed records!) and I've done a 6 miler once. I'm also past the stage where I need to stop and walk briskly...:)
Feb upon us and the weather is glorious. Not sure how long that will hold...I foresee at last snow and ice blast come end of feb/march...who knows? Still turbo-ing and running. And done a couple of small local rides out on the lanes to get legs spinning. Need to get into some 3 and 4+ hour rides ASAP. Hmmm....maybe this weekend.
This year, I'm entered for the TransWales in August and the D2D solo in OCt. Maybe this Pines Niterider 12 thing in APril...if I can be ready in time. It's certainly in the diary. And I'll try and get a Merida or two in before TransWales. Not sold on 24hr solo event yet. Abbot and Bogus were insane for the Strathpuffer me thinks (much respect is due though) - but I fancy a 24hr as a two man team. Let's see if Rone and I can't get our fingers out and get something entered - should be fun.
Here's hoping we get the summer we deserve after last year's washout and that I actally get on the bike for longer than an hour in the next few weeks :).