Unfortunately, a few days after my 10 mile tt pb, I had to have a minor, planned operation which has rather put the kybosh on all cycling and running for the last two and a half weeks. I was hoping to be back on the bike this weekend but no dice. Fingers crossed I can get back into some light training this week but it has been terribly frustrating watching everyone and their mother heading off into the Surrey Hills in the good weather window, while I have to sit and twiddle my thumbs.
I decided to attempt to alleviate my frustration by entering a TT to train for, so I have gone and put myself down for the ECCA 12 hour TT in August. Basically, you ride for 12 hours and see how far you can get. Simples. Simon has done a few of these but they have never really floated my boat, but after supporting a couple of Phoenix riders during the National 24 hour TT, I thought that I would give it a go and see how I get on.
All being well, I should have a solid 6 weeks to get some miles in before the event, which also coincides with the school holidays, so no real excuses to not get some big road miles in. I am fairly hopeful that the miles I was putting in before the op will still be in my legs somewhere.