>Get over it. Get on with it.

>There’s too much whingeing going on here. The times aren’t great, but what can be done?

Equipment: Plenty good enough for my standard. Checked the bike on Monday and found the back brake was rubbing. Idiot. Make sure things like that are checked in future.

Health: Good. But check that niggling bits and pieces are okay. Went to the doctor and he prescribed antibiotics for a jaw infection – sorted. I’m getting physio for the back – sorted. I’ve got a new insole for the right shoe to see if that helps the knee problem – so far, so good.

Style: I move about too much on the bike trying to heave a big gear over. Pedal faster and ride smoother. I’ve now installed a cadence unit so that I can monitor this. Think smooth!

Position: Keith Shorten took these photos at Saturday’s ’10’ (thanks Keith). I think I look low and long enough. That jersey, though, looks like a sail. I was a lot heavier when I bought it. Perhaps a skin suit would be a wise next investment.

Enjoyment: It’s been a long season. On Wednesday I went training in the countryside for the first time in months. It may have been slow, but it was enjoyable. I’ve also cut down the miles this week: a) as a crude taper and b) to stop beating myself up about effort.

Now I need to get on with it.

About lancewoodman

Heritage interpreter, playwright and teacher. Living on the South Coast of England.

Posted on July 31, 2008, in Cycling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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