Firstly- excuse all the pictures. I’ve been told recently that the blog was lacking pics – so I’m doing my best to keep it interesting with a few little snaps to inject a little colour into the long and arduous text ;-)Am I that boring in words alone?

Was back to training today. Well – actually yesterday – because I DID do the run. And you know what? I got my first PB in bloody ages. It feels like breaking out of a particuarly choppy wave after being caught under it just long enough to start wondering if you’ll make it to the next breath. (Sorry for that one – got carried away there. Like how the sentence is so long it replicates the feeling? Accidental I promise).

I’ve been smiling all day – I even smiled as I did the slightly boring turbo session this evening.

I’ve always gone for the battering ram approach – as long as you keep on training, consistently and constantly, you’ll make a break through. I swear I went almost a year and only took one ‘double day off’ when I got ill. And you know what? I didn’t really get too much better.

Yes – consisency is good – but sometimes destroying yourself and taking two days to get back on the game is better.

Many lessons to be leart. Likely next year, or next month, I’ll read this over and tut to myself. Regrdless – now: I am happy. We all like a bit of a breakthrough now and then. Some more than most, admittedly.

Published by michellearthurs

I'm an NCTJ Journalist and work at Cycling Weekly. Previous to this, I was the Editor at Total Women's Cycling. I've also dabbled in marketing and copywriting - having been Marketing Coordinator and Social Media/Content Editor at Evans Cycles. My first job was working on a local newspaper.  I've written for a variety of titles on a freelance basis, too. I got into cycling when I entered my first triathlon in 2010. I now race crits, road races, time trials, and do a lot of track training for not very much track racing.

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