Sunday, September 12, 2010


The results of the cycling time trial from yesterday are in, and I am officially slow. I am slow as in 'that can't be right, surely the results are wrong' slow. I am trying not to let this upset me.

I went out for my long run today and twenty minutes in I looked out to Eastbourne and saw a band of rain. I wondered idly whether it was moving towards me and then a few minutes later got my answer when it started to hose down. I proceeded to take a bath as I ran backwards and forwards around the Southern coast, stopping off on my way back past my car to remove my iPhone. By the time I met Jo for coffee one and a half hours after I'd set out I was sodden. I sat on a towel in Maranui and tried not to drip all over the floor. Thankfully it was quite warm and my merino jacket kept me from freezing.

By the time I'd made it home, showered and changed, the sun had come out again and it was lovely. Of course. Sigh.

Now, if only I could find some straightforward explanation for why I'm so slow on my bike. Something easy to fix, like a fit issue for example?


Kate said...

I'm slow too! I think it can take awhile to get back into the swing of cycling, even when your fitness is OK. Starting off slower than you want to be means there's plenty of room to improve in the next few tts (and in time for Taupo!)

Dusty said...

What's wrong with being slow? You're out there, you're doing what you want to be doing. Besides, you get more of an opportunity to appreciate and enjoy your surroundings.

Give yourself some credit Woman!