The weekendish 2006 July 25 22:52Posted by diamond in : Cycling,Random , trackback
On saturday myself and mark went out for a cycle, we did my now usual route of rhebogue to castleconnell and back. Distance: 24.88km. Avg speed: 29.73kmph, another personal best. I did the same route again last night, avg speed of 29.27kmph. I’ve begun to suspect however that my recent improvements fall into the category of low-hanging fruit. As such, i’ve consulted mark, and he’s told me to start on a regime of sprint and hill training. It’s gonna hurt -) I went out tonight for the first sprint exercise. I attempted to do 4 20 second sprints, with 5 minutes recovery time between. The result was 3 17 second sprints, and one final 13 second one that almost killed me. I’m looking forward to see how much that changes over the next few weeks.
I went home for the weekend for the first time in maybe 4 months (normally i’m probably there every 2 months). It was really nice to relax with the parents, in the 2-county powercut as it turns out -) There’s a major esb station, about half a mile from where they live, which went on fire on saturday night. That article seems to be a bit inaccurate however, as all of athlone was affected by the outage, as was a chunk of co. roscommon. Either way, it was an interesting evening. I ended up playing soduko (oh so badly and slowly) by torchlight. On sunday i went to church for the first time in over a year. I was glad to go back, i’d missed it.
Tomorrow i’m off to dublin as i’m flying to portugal at horrible o’clock on thursday morning. Myself, braz and zoney are going over for bruce’s wedding. I would go on at length about this, but nonado is about to go down for some maintenance rebootin, and i should probably sleep anyway.