I enjoy cycling, It doesnt matter, if its in a monsoon, a heatwave, snow, ice, I just LOVE IT, This Week however test that love, TO THE LIMIT.
The week started out normally, decent milage, then on Monday night, after the commute, I had a football kick around, it only lasted for 45-60 mins, there was a couple of balls I went for that were too far infront of me, this rsulted in me waking up on Tuesday with 2 pulled hamstrings, OUCH.
Wednesday, I was of course still struggling with the pain, but putting in decent miles, having done 50 miles by Wednesday morning, I was gonna back it off a little and just do 10, great plan, was raining and pretty cold, but pace wise I was nice and relaxed and trying to keep a high cadence, then after 6 miles I head a huge BANG, for a second I thought I’d been shot, that, however wasn’t the case, it was just my inner tube, no problems I though, got it changed pretty quick, and had it inflated, as I turned back to my bike BANG again……….Hummm, Checked the tyre only to find a huge cash in the side of it, it was a little after 8am, nowhere was open, and I was near nowhere, so I walked the 4 miles to work.
Thursday night, with my legs worse than ever, and the head wind from HELL, I saw Tommo , now he was clearly hurt by the beating I had handed out to him over the last few weeks, for as soon as he knew I was hurting, he put the hammer down and left me for dead, I closed the gap by the time I got to Devils Hill in Hyde, but I was out, in too much pain, and too tired, I let him go, but I did send him a SMS, warning , that next time, revenge WILL be mine :0)
Friday was pretty relaxed, still put in 20 miles for the day, but low average speeds and high cadence meant that by Saturday morning my hamstrings were STARTING to feel a little more normal again.
A picture of me wearing a XL Retro Cycling Jersey !
Friday Night, Went to Asda, Tried on some XL tops, The Results are below.