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Random Ramblings

Ironjediby IronjediJan 6th 2014
Random Ramblings
Random Ramblings

It seems odd not writing about some race, event or challenge, just rambling on about some utter tosh, however I thought I would give it a go for two reasons. I am waiting to pick my car up from the garage after being up all night and more importantly I received some excellent news this week. @Jackoatbar have agreed for me to be a Brand Ambassador. Really made up with this news and looking forward to scoffing even more bars under the umbrella of promoting them. Well that’s what I am telling myself. On the down side someone else in the house has also taken to eating @Jackoatbar so supplies will go down quicker than you can say “get your hands off those and get your own”. Sporty teenagers who are growing by the second and @Jackoatbars are not a good mix. For me anyway. Looks like the only way forward is a Fuel Tank!

I have never had this long between races and am finding training a bit of a struggle. My last event was the Exmoor Beast Sportive back in October and my next race is IronmanUK 70.3 in June. That’s a long time between stuff and struggling to keep the mojo going. However what is helping is being minus a car. The turn in the weather has been great and I am starting to clock some miles up on the bike, feeling stronger each day and saving some money on not fuelling the car. Its forced training due to circumstances. People often ask me “What you training for now”, “What’s your next event”. My answer is always the same “I am training for LIFE”!

The difference between training, enjoyment and commuting in sport are poles apart. Riding for enjoyment with some mates, chatting, stopping for a coffee and cake is all very pleasant. I could do this all day long. However the same ride as a commute is just a long slog which you dread half the time. I suppose it’s the time restraint on getting to work, then doing a whole days work and then getting yourself home. What starts the day as a nice ride with the sun coming up and finishes with wind and rain really tests your head. You pack for all eventualities and I often find myself carrying a rucksack a marine would be proud of. Then there is the charging of lights whilst at work and making the office look like some kind of stinky laundry. Then we come to training for a specific event. This is when it gets serious and you find yourself blatting here there and everywhere. You start to become strict with food, drink and become obsessed with those minor improvements convincing yourself you are on track to some PB. Very sad I know.

You have to love this sport, it is growing daily. People are doing more extreme stuff challenging themselves. People are conquering there demons, whatever they may be. And although this is very much an individual sport everyone is being drawn together and encouraging one another daily. Fantastic and you have to love it!!!
 
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