My training has become derailed
I am ill
Indeed I have been feeling very ill
Yes, I know that it is only a bad cough, streaming cold and tight chest making it hard to breathe.
And I have to be careful of taking antidotes in case they interact badly with my existing medication.
And yes, I know all the jokes about the severity of man flu.
I have felt so bad that I have not even wanted to eat cake! But as Melanie said #nomilesnocakes
In a week when a friend has died, my complaints pale into insignificance.
But the result is that I can only see a long and empty road ahead.
I have been off the bike for a week now and the training plan is in disarray.
Total distance cycled this year = 3052 km
Total climbing = 22380 m
I am hoping that in another few days this illness will have passed and then it will be back on the bike
But where to re-commence? The aim has been to gradually increase the furthest distance and then taper towards the end when the London100 approaches. Have I enough miles/fitness in the bank to just ignore the missing week? Or do I take it easy for a few days and then ramp up more quickly to get back on track?