Wow, it only feels like a few days since my last post, but it’s been 11… I swear I was celebrating the transition from 2009 to 2010 a few days ago, but January is already half done!
Training is going pretty good… After a few months of banging out the miles, I’m now a few weeks into intervals. The first interal session was a shock to the system, but every intervals workout I’m doing has been at higher watts than the previous. Nothing like a consistent gain in watts to boost the pre-season morale.
I’ve been doing a fairly regular Saturday ride with 1-2 training partners, which turned into someone’s birthday ride, and is currently snowballing into something even bigger. This weekend could be somewhat epic in terms of a long distance / quality o’ahu training ride!
It also seems that luck, or at least avoiding serious injury, is something I’ve got going for me right now. Bullet-dodge numero uno was having some safety tape on a construction site blow into the road and wrap around my bars at speed. I managed to rip through the tape… Just!
Bullet-dodge number two was last night… About 100ft from home, doing 25 mph, a black cat ran across Kalakaua Ave and BETWEEN my wheels. Cat lived and so did I! I still can’t believe that I kept the rubber side down, and that the moggie retained a full coat of fur. I guess I had a lot more luck that poor Andreas Kessler who is in critical condition after a bike vs. cat run-in over in Mallorca at Astana’s training camp.