So there have been a couple of setbacks in my plan for 2014 already.
First, the trip to ride Liege-Bastonge-Liege was cancelled by the operator. While this proved to be something of a relief as I was struggling to see how I could possibly manage 160 miles in a day, let alone in about 12 hours, it took out a chunk of motivation.
But things were still going well. I averaged more than 150km a week in March - out every weekend for more than 100km with a few commutes thrown in and mid-week turbos to boot.
It was going well. And then, well, I stopped.
For the last 10 days I've basically done nothing. Missed turbos, missed my weekend ride, not turned up to a sportive I'd payed for, barely ridden to work, eaten too much, slept too little and drank far, far too much.
I need to get back onto it, I need to get my mojo back. On the plus side Pez is back from holiday now and has a ride booked in this weekend.
Hopefully getting back on the bike this weekend will help kick start my training plan. And while I lost the LBL trip, I've gained a new one.
Pez and I found a deal - we're riding the first two stages of the Tour too - the ones in Yorkshire. The London Cambridge stage is just 100 miles long and really very flat. Should be quite a good long weekend ride.
I could ride four stages this year and I've got longer than I thought to prepare. Now, if I can just get back on the bike...