200km, what have I let myself in for?
After making so much progress with my own fitness since taking delivery of my Wattbike during November 2011, I have decided to enter the Welsh Dragon Cyclosportive 2012.
Since my own racing participation was cut very short by the death of my father 21 years ago, I sincerely feel the reason for the loss of my own elite fitness levels over the years has been down to not having a reason to keep up the training and nutrition required to sustain high level fitness. Also throughout the years the addition of a wife, 2 children, work and on-going sports science studying have all limited the time available to dedicate to training.
Despite the events of life during the past years, I have however remained a very keen life long cyclist both of road and MTB disciplines, and trained/advised dozens of friends across a range of sports since the age of 17 (If only someone had told me then I could charge for doing it) - LOL.
Having recently moved to Aberdare, and now being lucky enough to live only three miles from two of the event's main climbs (The Rhigos) and then at the other side of this (The Blwch), I really do have no excuses any more.
Therefore lets hope my extensive sports science studies combined with my life-long love of cycling and all things related to physical training will enable me to prove that its about quality and not quantity.
After all with views like this on the route, how could one not be inspired to put in the required training in order to achieve a creditable time for the 200km event.
I will be starting a blog soon to share my experiences of training, but in the meantime be sure to visit again soon to track my progress
PS. Why not combine a bike set up/performance analysis session in the morning with an afternoon of fantastic Dragon stage hill climbing. I can't guarantee the weather, but I can guarantee a fantastic day. Contact me for a very special priced package deal.
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