So a new year has begun!! Time for phase 2 of the "become an awesome Masters cyclist" plan...
I've got a very rough structure to the plan, split into a few phases:
Phase 1 (Nov-Dec 2014) - do whatever the hell I want, just so long as I'm doing some sort of exercise.
Phase 2 (Jan-Feb 2015) - start to bring an emphasis on 'cardio/endurance' exercise, specifically swimming, cycling, and running.
Phase 3 (Mar-Jul 2015) - focus becomes more specific again, onto cycling and running.
Phase 4 (Aug-Sep 2015) - Cycling, cycling, cycling!!
Phase 5 (Oct 2015-onwards) - get my racing licence again...
Phase 1 went fine, mixing up all sorts of exercises and just maintaining the rough habit of doing something most days.
Now onto Phase 2. While I still plan to keep things pretty mixed up and with lots of variety, I'm going to make sure I have a reasonably steady diet of cycling, running, & swimming in amongst it all. The focus will be on endurance in all of these, and slowly starting to build some length to these efforts over these two months (both in time and distance).
I'm also hoping to sneak in some events. Mainly some parkruns (I'm lucky to have a few close by), a cycling gran fondo, and maybe even a short triathlon. Nothing serious, but just to enjoy the vibe of 'events', be amongst other like-minded people, and feed off their energy!!
Now, I just need to cross my fingers for a few sunny days to make things a little easier...!!