After a big 352.5km the week before, I was fairly pumped to get back on the bike to put some serious kilometres under the tyres for another week.
However my body had other ideas. A head cold and later some gastro meant I didn’t get any time in the saddle before I headed up to Dargle Farm for the Jet Black 12 Hour. Initially I was very excited to do this race as it meant some solid hours on the trails and a chance to take my fundraising for Soldier On on the road. But as the week progressed I knew I wasn’t going to shake the head cold no matter how many cold & flu tablets and paracetamol I smashed down.
Alas my ride didn’t go too well as I only managed to ride 80km in the 5 hours I spent on the bike before I pulled out. I spent my last lap walking most of the climbs and vomiting in between trying to catch my breath. All in all Week 8 leading up to the Battle Of The Beasts was a big let down.