Winter training …

Ugh! It’s almost winter. Damn!

For the first time since last winter, I wore my full-on winter kit yesterday – long sleeve wool top, waterproof helmet cover, jacket, gloves, pants, and booties. And, still got wet. Cycling in the cold and wet is an adventure for sure. Oddly, I like it. Well, I like it as long as there is a hot shower waiting for me afterward.

This video has several good tips for the winter. Like working on your weaknesses. For me, that’s climbing. I get up. Even long steep climbs. And, with good form. But I’m not fast enough. I need to work on my power and strength.

During the winter, I put a lot of miles on Thatch (Chas and Lou get a spin when the roads are dry). And, hit the gym frequently. Back on the spinner doing power workouts and intervals. And weights. That’s funny. Me lifting weights. I visited a website last night ( to see how strong I am compared to others.

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There are a lot of people out there a lot stronger than me apparently 🙂 And I thought I was doing pretty well.

8 thoughts on “Winter training …

    • I assume you are referring to the Strength Level site. It’s terrible isn’t it. I’m not a weight lifter but I do lift a little, particularly in the winter months. I was surprised to see how poorly I compared to others. I think it’s genetic. Some people are simply born with more physical strength.

  1. My turbo-trainer is sat in the corner saying, “It looks like it’s going to be another year where I gather dust and you get fat”.

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