Well, the good news is that sun has finally made an appearance. Also, on the positive side of the balance sheet, the blender is still holding up.
There isn’t really a downside per se. I just need to pick a training plan for the Half-Iron race that seems to be the best option as a primer for Hard Man next year. The one I am looking at is Ireman up near Bangor on the Ards Peninsula.
I don’t have a coach. I can’t afford one. I shop in Lidl; not just for groceries but also for any amount of lycra and other odds and ends. But I do have a very good friend and confidant who will double as a coach over the next while. Hi TC. And when I say ‘double’ I mean TC will point out home truths without fear or favour (a phrase grotesquely over-used by Irish politicians). TC is actually a real coach and a veteran sprint cycling champion on the track. And a superb craftsman to boot. He will run the rule over whatever plan I pull out of cyberspace, and hopefully give it a tweak.
The Ireman race is Sunday 27th September so that gives us the guts of four months to get back up to speed again. Since Athy, all I’ve managed is a couple of swims in the pool. Best get clickin’