Hello there, have you missed me?

Hello 2016! Hello Cyclists! Hello Loyal Followers!

Are you still there?!?

It’s been a while. Sorry about that.

So much has happened. I turned 30! I finished the taught section of my Masters, 2016 came along and we’re buying a house!

But, not very much training or blogging has happened. In my defence, I am trying to write a Dissertation proposal.

Its just under 16 weeks until Vatternrundan. That’s around 112 days and I am extremely unfit. When should one start to train for something like this? I don’t want to overdo it again.

Talking of which, I don’t know if I have fully recovered from my fatigue. I may still be fatigued, or I may have become lazy, or it might just be that I have lost fitness. I can now do 20 miles without too much trouble, but after that things begin to get a bit tougher – I may just be unfit though.

I’ve become a cyclocommuter – which isĀ about 10 miles a day. Every little helps, but I am planning on doing a little more each week to try to build the fitness back up. I know I should also be doing core fitness but how do you fit it all in!?!

Hopefully it won’t be so long until next time. Being out on the bike will bring inspiration I am sure.

Laura

 

 

A change of branding

I’ve been thinking for a while that I should change the branding of my blog; “Laura Kate cycles London…the trials of a novice cyclist attempting 100 miles..” really isn’t relevant anymore. I’ve not really had the time to do anything about it though – but now I have a reason and it was a fairly simple change too.

We are going to Sweden!!!!!!!

We spent all weekend considering it, and decided that now is the time to do it. It’s going to be a mission, an adventure and extremely hard but hopefully somewhere in there it will be amazing and kind of fun too!

So, we will leave after work, drive to the coast, hop on a ferry – sleep on the ferry for 8 hours, drive for something insane like an entire day, sleep, drive, cycle over night, sleep, drive, ferry…home, work. Work for about 2 weeks and then go to the Alps for some light relief.

At least cycling overnight means that you need one less bed and breakfast!

Better hope these supplements I’m taking help me to recover!

Laura