Well, the outlook for my attempt is getting more… interesting… by the week.
I was looking great the beginning of July. But then I had to take time off to visit my ailing father and then quarantine. After that it took me a couple more weeks to recovery mentally.
I got back into it in August and in Sept I built back up my mileage, but my endurance was still nowhere near what it was the end of June when I had been doing 100k rides almost every other weekend.
I started a recovery week 2 weeks ago, and then somehow came down with some kind of tummy problems last Sunday that took me completely off my bike. I knew something was off on Sunday, and then Monday I could barely put pressure on the pedals without feeling nauseous while simply doing Recharger. I ended up taking the whole week off and am now trying to slowly get back into it this week. I’ve lost 8 pounds and definitely can feel the loss of energy as I try to ramp back up.
So, I know I will not be anywhere near where I hoped to be in just 4 and half weeks. I really only have 3 and half weeks to work with before I recover the week of my attempt. I prefer to by in control of my events so that I know I have the fitness and the only question marks are the intensity and the technical things I can never control. This will be a much bigger test as my physical state will now be one of those question marks. So, I guess GvA is having his way with this one!