So it’s been 16 days since my crash in Scheldeprijs and honestly it feels like a month. I guess when you’re restricted in doing things then time seems to go very slowly.
On tuesday I was feeling very enthusiastic after watching Amstel Gold on tv so I decided to go out for a very easy pedal on the road. I was totally pumped! At the time it was a great idea but the next day my ribs let me know all about it, so sticking to the home trainer is a much smarter idea. For those of you who have had broken or fractured ribs you know what I’m talking about.
I did a wind trainer/altitude training session yesterday and today, and I actually don’t feel that bad. The ribs are very sore obviously and its hard getting in and out of the seat with your body moving side to side, but I’m quietly confident that my return will be earlier than expected. I’m on the bike full time again from now so if all goes well in the next week with light training then I could be pinning a number on in a race called Tour de Picardie which is a UCI 2.1 in France on the 11th of May. This is very exciting news for me!
Training: My training program will go sort of like this from now for the next 2 weeks:
4 days doing 1 hour home trainer sessions with altitude machine set at 2500m.
3 days riding 1.5 hours on road followed by 30mins on altitude machine.
3 days riding for 3 hours each.
No efforts or intervals are to be done because of lung at this point.
1 day off.
3 days riding for 3-4 hours and start with strength work.
Post this 2 week rebuild I may head over to Lucca, Italy and work with Saxo Banks team trainer with motor pacing speed work. If all this is going to plan then I should be all good.
I’ll keep you up to speed with how things are going.