Sunday, 6 March 2016


In my early 20s, I led a very different life. I drank a lot, I even occasionally danced, but most important to this story, I operated at very different hours. Quite often, I wouldn't even leave for the pub/club until 10 or 11pm.

I've become tougher since then, mentally and physically. There's no way early 20s Neil would be able to drop 10W per Kg for a minute... hahaha what a hubbard! Yeah, well he probably wouldn't feel like crap because he stayed up for Strade Bianche though. Even with a brief pre-race nap, I struggled to keep my eyes open for the whole race. Pride got me through at least an hour (the tiny Canadian laughed when I said I'd stay up), a block of chocolate got me through another, but the idea of just resting my head on the arm of the couch was too hard to resist at one point, and I missed seeing Sagan attack.

Thankfully I woke up shortly after, and the thrill of the final 15km kept me alert... but not today. Today I have a headache and can't even bring myself to stretch, let alone go for a ride.

Past Neil probably wouldn't have ridden today either, it's just the reasons why that differ.

PMPW: 88kg

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I enjoyed this post. Having kids is the same as staying up late and then feeling like crap the next day. There is no rest with kids. They go go go, and if you aren't rested they seem to go harder.

No late night watching TV for me.