I’m blogging for blogging’s sake. How low is that? Really, I just want to say that I’m still around.
It’s been a bit of a down-time for me in regard to endurance cycling. Not totally intentional, but maybe a good thing.
After the Taupo race, a local coach suggested I should take some weeks off from cycling and then start again on building up base fitness. He thought that I’d over-done a lot of my training last year and that a more structured, less hurried approach would be more effective. In his opinion, my various colds and injuries last year tended to follow periods where my training had been upped a lot. There may be something in that.
So, it’s been a relaxed start to the year. Sadly, I’m not able to do the 505 km Graperide Ultimate in April, due to a clash with my niece’s wedding. So there’s a good long build-up to the 640 km Taupo Maxi in November. Then, next March they will have their first ever 1,010 km Graperide, which will be a stepping stone for the 1,280 km Extreme Enduro at Taupo later that year. So, big plans and a slow, solid and effective build-up! And I’m definitely ready!