As the title suggest, real life has been consuming a lot of spare time in my life that would usually be reserved for training. Basically in the last 3 weeks I have had the following go on:
1. Moved into a new place with my girlfriend, its been stressful with the move and late nights packing and unpacking have resulted in being very tired.
2. My Mum is over for 2 weeks from the UK. Mum arrived 4 days after we moved, you can imagine the rush to try and get unpacked before she arrived.
3. Work is very busy, with a focus on business development currently which means plenty of meetings and traveling around Sydney. This week I am off to Sydney Olympic Park and Optus, less time in the office means working longer hours to catch-up on work.
However there is light at the end of the tunnel. Last week was non existent for training with simply the Sat Bunch ride, this week has started well with a solid session of doing strengthies yesterday and plans to do the same again tomorrow.
I have finally ordered a powertap, went for a bog standard Mavic Open Pro 32 spoke wheel with the SL+ hub (Cyclepowermeters have a deal on, which is a free upgrade from the Pro hub to SL)
I was originally gonna go for some HED custom wheels but decided that it would make more sense to get the training wheels and order some carbon race wheels in the near future. I figure for the mean time I can roll on the Mavic rims, so what of they are heavy at my level it doesn’t matter a huge amount.
Upcoming races and events, the diary is looking pretty busy, with Coota in a week and a bit, I have been told this is one of the hardest opens of the year and I fully expect to get hooped in the first 20k’s on Saturday and Sunday, following week I am gonna get some training on the MTB in at Wingello, week after is Bottlebutt and week after that is Amy’s Grand Fondo. After that it’s full gas with training for the Fling.
Bottlebutt in 3 weeks, I feel pretty unprepared for the race all in all but we will see how we go.