After a massive 277.4km the previous week, I went into last week with a lot more confidence and renewed vigour for spending time in the saddle. But after Monday’s short commute to and from work I felt that familiar twinge in my shoulder and neck; my injury was flaring up. So Tuesday as a riding day was a scratch. I wore my brace to work under my business shirt and took my painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs.
By Wednesday I was still sore, so still no riding… and Thursday became SSDD. I was getting a little anxious to get back on the bike; but Friday was spent driving to Melbourne for some Wedding planning and a going away party for the future in-laws. But in the back of my car was Zooey.
Saturday was a typical Melbourne morning; cold and raining. I drove to Lysterfield Park for some muddy MTB fun with a friend from my Army days. I followed up with another couple of solo laps after a quick bite to eat. Lysterfield Park is a great MTB park, but I didn’t get to experience it’s full potential with all the mud and the many, many slower riders who just don’t understand the concept of moving out of the way.
With the next CORC XC race on 2 June, I’ll be putting some more kilometres down to build up more fitness and hopefully keep my recovery in check.