Getting back into the swing of things,

Right, now the snow has gone I’ll be able to get some miles in, I hope Monday was just the usual commute to and from work so just the 21miles for Monday, My knee is feeling a lot better, but still sore when trying to stretch my hamstrings, it’s the bending the knee backwards that hurt, not that you’re suppose to bend your knee’s that way.

If anything I think I may have damaged the cartilage that was damaged a couple of years ago. Which has in the mean time fixed it’s self. It is holding up ok at the minute and with the exception of a couple of twinges here and there, I think I may have escaped serious damage.

I’m going to try and keep a better track of the calories I eat and calories I burn to ensure I have a deficit in the right direction (more out than in) Monday was good rode to and from work and finished the day -857 on the calorie count.

Tuesday was a day to test my metal, early morning ride of 20.5 miles meant 970 Calories burned and it wasn’t even 8:00am! The ride was really good, hard but good. I set off at 6:00am and decided to get in a load of hills on the way to college, I kept as high a tempo with low resistance round the Rotherham ring road and up the hills to Kimberworth, Thorpe Hesley and then down through Chapeltown, onto Pennistone road, through Hillsborough and into the city centre. 750ft of climbing over the whole route and I felt it. So unfit!

Most of college was spent trying to stay awake, then the blast home and again keeping the pace high for the fist half then my legs gave up. Home in 50mins, 820 calories burned! I must have been tired as I was wondering why I was struggling so much why it was so slow pedalling; I was in the big ring without even noticing!

Shift down and all of a sudden it’s all much faster!!

Once home I had to take the kids to their Panto rehearsals so whilst waiting I went for a run. 3.8 miles in 40mins, not too bad to say I haven’t run for ages and I’m fat and got a dodgy knee….. Ok its rubbish. Must move faster. After about 20mins I managed to get into my stride and towards the end of the run I was struggling but kept going to do two laps of the village centre. So Tuesday ended up -2051 which is equal to a lot of food!

This morning was a fast as possible ride into work as I was doing the school run, 480 calories burned in a 35min ride…. Now that’s fairly quick for my commute.

On a side note: I really love riding a road bike…. It’s a statement of fact, the Kuota is a gorgeous bike to ride, smooth on the road, fast, and it’s just the right size for me… loving the road at the moment.

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