04 January, 2009

Back to Work

Today (Sunday) is the last day of the Christmas/New Year break so it's back to the salt mine (office) tomorrow morning. It should be quite bearable though as there will still be a fair number of staff on leave as the school holidays here in Queensland don't end until the end of January. A lot of people take the opportunity after Christmas to head off for a bit of a holiday with the kids before they go back to school.

Oh and I go on leave for two more weeks starting 19 January. So with the start of the race season 8 weeks away and our annual ride to Charters Towers (125km) for the weekend of 24-25th of this month, I need to be getting in some km's.

This weekend was a good start.......46 k's on our coffee ride yesterday with a bit of a hit out on the sprint and then a group of us did an early morning ride (after two parties yesterday) of 84 km. It was a bit of a wake-up call- my thighs are complaining as I type this. Might have to slip on the compression tights for a bit- at least the temperature is below 30C at the moment. 

Dee is going to check out the new gym facilities at the university and sign me up for a membership. I really should work on my core strength.

And I think I will revert to the training regime I was using from July through November of short, sharp hill work and some intervals. I'll give the start of the group rides a miss while I complete the hill work and then use them as my bunnies and try to catch them on the road. Could be interesting as the group has increased their average speed to about 32-34 km/hr heading out and around 37-38 coming back.

Total for the week 130.3km

Ride safe


Bluenoser said...

Good luck with the training BoaB.


BoaB said...

Thanks B. That ride we do on Australia Day weekend can get pretty tough. Last year I cramped so badly just over half way I had to call it quits.
Chin up!! Winter won't last forever and you'll be back on the road before you know it.

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