Another week without a bike ride outside. I should look at the relentless rain and frosty mornings as ideal preparation for Norseman but, call me a wimp, but I’d much rather sit on the turbo trainer in a warm room and watch telly than spend 90 minutes shivering and looking out for ice patches to break my neck on.
“You’re a wimp!“
“A wimp with an intact neck and fully functioning arms and legs.“
So, instead of cycling round Glasgow, I’ve been watching:
- Uncanny Kimmy Schmitt
- Brooklyn 99
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Soccer Saturday
- Smashie & Nicie’s End of an Era (available on YouTube)
- And, the best of the lot this week, The Legend of Old Gregg episode of the Mighty Boosh.
While I know I should be watching a Sufferfest video and making myself “SUFFER!”, I’d rather make myself laugh. And, with most sitcoms being 22 minutes, I can pick a variety of programmes to watch while on the Turbo to keep myself entertained while I try and keep a constant speed. In a few weeks, I’ll move to a more structured training but, for the moment, long steady sessions are helping me adjust to time on the bike and keeping a constant effort, at least that’s what I tell myself.