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La Marmotte 2012
La Marmotte 2012
Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. A liking for mountains and cycling. How hard can it be to do a days cycling in the Alps when you've got 8 months to train? So, signed up for La Marmotte 2012. Then I started googling to see what was actually involved... oops

Overtraining and the immune system

Scunnerby ScunnerMay 2nd 2012
Got my bike back with new gruppo on. Looking good. Excited... yes. Eager to get out on first ride... no. Been completely floored with a chest infection for a week. Energy levels very low. I've read all about overtraining and the impact on the immune system but, seriously, I cannot possibly have done enough to overtrain. Or is it all relative? If you push too hard instead of steady improvements. Perhaps my first ton of the year took more out of me than I realised?

Anyway, a new feeling for me. Not the chest infection. The feeling of frustration of not being able to get out and ride. What about my fitness? Will I loose any being off the bike for 7 to 10 days? Can I afford this gap in my training? I've decided this slight panic is actually a good sign. Might even be the first signs of an actual cyclist emerging! Roll on La Marmotte...
cyclistsarahby member: cyclistsarah, Jun 10th 2012 15:53
Hey Scunner, read your post and really felt for you are you fully recovered now? I've just been ill with the shingles so I can totally emphasise. Just got back to training today and then had to have an hours sleep afterwards, aahhhh frustrating. Anyway hope you're back to full fitness. Really enjoy your blog by the way!
Campagnolo Spoken Here
Scunnerby Scunner Apr 19th 2012
To my shame, and disgust of a close friend I might add, my Bianchi has been afflicted with a Shimano Triple groupset for far too long to justify. So, decision made. Ditch the triple, go compact for the Alps... and right that wrong... any Bianchi dese...
Scottish Bike Sportive 15th April
Scunnerby Scunner Apr 16th 2012
It's April and I reckon I'm ready for my first ton. For me this is a big deal in terms of my training. My only ton to date was the Glasgow 100 last August so this would at least confirm I'm making progress. Fast enough progress for La Marmotte? Only...
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