after such major surgery, there was always going to be a long lay off, I was told a minimum of 6 weeks, now in order not to get into trouble with, EVERYONE , I wont say after how long the Comeback took BUT
It was one mile, it was slow, it was hard, it hurt, it wasn’t 6 weeks tho (could be longer, could be less)
a few days later, I stuck in a shift of 10 miles, including a VERY slow Mottram Moor
It felt like i’d gone back a few years.
Over the coming few weeks , I was to be on and off the Comeback as I ended up getting an infection (It wasn’t through any fault of my own or related to the rides)
I’d agreed to do the Great Manchester Cycle in May and REALLY didnt have a lot of time to get in shape , it was going to be close, REALLY close, but as my readers will know, I did make it that day, I came in the top 100 but truth be told, I wasnt fit, I dropped back on the last lap, I’d used up all my energy reserves , or more simply put, I just wasnt fit enough to get the placing that I wanted. I didnt disgrace myself at all, but I was hungry , I wanted so much more , In the end, that desperate desire drove me onto train harder than ever for Blackpool 3 months later.
The above shows me on the day of the Great Manchester Cycle, with my 2 amazing kids, looking not to shabby, just over 2 months from the major surgery you saw on Channel 4.
Next up is the final part of this series , trust me, you dont want to miss it.