Weekend behind - a new beginnig

A month ago I got some news that made it uncertain whether I could train for next season or not. That would mean, next season would be just one of getting back to shape. On Friday I got to know, that event won't take place now, and will be postponed until spring or autumn, or in best case not take place at all. 

 Heading for the news

Heading for the news

I had motivational issues during October. During autumn, the days become shorter, the weather turns s*it, and I tend to react to that, quite heavily sometimes. This time uncertainty made it even worse. So the news on Friday, even though it still means I will probably have a break at some point, gave me a motivation boost in the middle of the darkness. Pain is only temporary, and I can continue a normal life soon.

So continue was what I did. I jumped on my bike and pedaled for a couple of hours at a good pace. It felt good, even though my Garmin Edge 810 told me I am not in shape, +10 bpm - 30W more or less. There's some work to do here.

I begun Saturday with a proper breakfast and headed out for a 2 h+ ride. 

 Porridge, coffee, croissant, banana... Proper energy

Porridge, coffee, croissant, banana... Proper energy

 It was pretty cold, after 1 hour of riding the average temperature was 0.4 degrees..

It was pretty cold, after 1 hour of riding the average temperature was 0.4 degrees..

 Where the roads were wet, there was ice.

Where the roads were wet, there was ice.

 Brrr..

Brrr..

 Grey and brown, late autumn colors

Grey and brown, late autumn colors

 Fortunately I was well prepared for the chilly weather

Fortunately I was well prepared for the chilly weather

 A proper energy boost after the ride

A proper energy boost after the ride

 You don't have to go to the cafe to get proper coffee ;)

You don't have to go to the cafe to get proper coffee ;)

In the evening we went out for a really nice dinner. Proper wine, really good food and great atmosphere, what more can you wish? :) 

 Salmon on a plate

Salmon on a plate

On Sunday we took a run, after a 7 year long break. And that break I could feel. My legs were like jelly. Maybe I should stick to cycling... To get rid of the lactate I took a one hour trainer session. That pedaling was everything but smooth.

 The setup (no I didn't remove the tail light, because I'm still heading out with my roadie)

The setup (no I didn't remove the tail light, because I'm still heading out with my roadie)

 The Office

The Office

Weekends pass by too fast, but fortunately Monday is almost over. This week will be a bit harder training-wise since I'm going on a business trip to Stockholm and will be away for 3 days. But there's a gym at the hotel, I might just check it out.

Until next time, take care and try to beat the darkness!