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12th October 2011
Well, things just seem to be getting better and better. On Monday I tried for a long ride but caved in after 16 miles. The only reason I caved in though was because my Backside was killing me. Having now dropped the from of the saddle by 2 degrees I had another go today. It should be noted that all these rides are on the Tacx Indoor Virtual Reality Trainer. Using this I’m able to upload previous rides that I’ve actually done for real and import them in the Tacx Software, connect to Google Earth and hen do the ride again from the ‘comfort’ of my garage. Anyway, going back through all my rides I found one that took me out to Great Bedwyn, over to Wilton and then over Chute Downs before heading back home via Inkpen. A nice little 33 mile ride. Well, I completed it. But while completing it, I remembered that the route did also include the climb over Combe Gibbet. So all in all, 33 miles done, a couple of hills done. And, the only thing that hurts is my bum. So can’t really complain about that.
10th October 2011
Better still, since the first of October I have lost just over 5-lbs in weight – Woo Hoo.My original goal today was to re-ride a route that I’d previously ridden taking me through Great Bedwyn on to and past Wilton Windmill and then across to and over Chute Downs before returning home via Inkpen. This time however, I was going to ride it on my Tacx Indoor Trainer linked up with Google Earth. The setup enables me to ride the entire route, experiencing all the hills, up and down, while seeing where I am on the screen [I can even race myself from the last time I rode it]. God I love new technology. Anyway, I managed to get half way, which at least got me up and over the Chute Downs, before the pain in my backside forced me to stop. This was genuinely a great shame as other than that, I genuinely felt good. Still 16 miles is better than 0 miles so I shall bank the 16 and get set for my nest session. By getting set, I mean either adjusting my saddle or changing it: I’ll probably adjust it first.
05th October 2011
Well, things just seem to be getting better and better. Since my last post, I have done three more turbo sessions. Admittedly, progress is slow but I do feel as though I’m going in the right direction. Better still, my lest set of tests at the surgery suggested that my lung effectiveness had gone up to 55%: The nurse feels still insists that it can’t improve but I insist it can [of course, losing 4-lbs probably helps] and it will.