Hello blog readers.
Look at my bad ass self go! Out for another ride after I went out yesterday! Plus I shall be running this evening with my club!
I had the day free after I dropped my little dude off at school. So I just pottered about the house with the dog (seems I have become a dogminder too!) and then I decided that it was time for me to get out and do something. So I got myself changed into my cycling gear, I was going to try and get a PB on the Blackbrook laps.
I started up to Farringdon and then turned around and came back! Although the sun was shining brightly, it looked really warm out, but I felt cold. I had decided, because it looked like so lovely out there, that I would just have my spring/autumn cycling fleece on, but boy was I wrong. My top layer is windproof as well as shower proof, and it was what I was missing when I first left the house!
So, suitably dressed I started out again, feeling much warmer, in fact I was thinking that maybe I should have just swapped layers, rather than add a layer, but I just wanted to get going so there wasn't any going back to drop off one of my inside layers! I didn't have any expectations of getting a PB, at least that was my thoughts as I was riding along to the beginning of the first lap. "If I just keep it to under the hour that I am happy with that" But actually I wasn't! I always have no expectations when I set off on my solo efforts, so this time I decided to change my attitude, blimmin well try and get a PB! Simples!
So I just pedalled, I felt like I was pedalling harder and a few times I felt like saying "Stuff if, it's too hard" But it's only an hour long, then I can rest up for the rest of the day.....until running club time of course! I decided to play a game, see if I can beat the lights, that will keep me motivated. If the lights were green then I had to try and get there before they turned red, and if they were red then I had to get there just as they turned green, so there would be no stopping. I failed.....each time. It made me laugh though, me racing against lights!
My legs were feeling pretty tired, and I was wondering if maybe, just maybe, I would be faster today. The last lap to do and I pedalled as hard as I could, up Blackbrook and over the little humpback bridge, I turned left and headed for the lights for the last time. Just along this bit I had to pull up on my brakes......a pedestrian decided to walk straight out in front of me! It's not as if I was invisible, I am a big fluorescent bird on a bike! At least I missed her anyway
I rode through the park, still pushing it hard, and down the road. I was already preparing myself for the inevitable, "It felt slower today" I said to myself, and I switched my Garmin off as I got home! "Oh well" I knew it was. But when I got in, took my shoes off and then checked again, it was 56 minutes! Yes, go me! I am sure that is a PB!
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