Tuesday and Wednesday didn’t quite go according to plan – I managed the ride to the station in the morning, but missed out in the evening as I had to stay in a hotel in London on Tuesday evening as we had a major release that evening and there were concerns about me getting into work for the early morning checkout.
Wednesday as a consequence was run less as I was without the correct attire – I’d left my damn running shoes at home! Instead – I got a great ride home on the mountain bike last night – found some amazing single-track which was dry and hard-packed to ride along at breakneck speed. Burned up 424 kcals and hit 43kmph – it was great – and all the better for it being light! Got home and managed a further 30 mins on the trainer with 310kcals and averaging 200 watts on the hill climb I programmed in – covering 17km. Felt pretty tired after that.
This morning I cycled on the road bike – 23mins to the station and hit 58.5kmph – what a difference on slick tyres! Really enjoyed the ride to the station along the road on this – it was empty (4.30am) and pretty chilly – but great fun. Cycled to paternoster Square to find loads of police protecting the Square from approx 8 demonstrators, all being covered by about 150 press photographers and cameramen!
Still planning on going swimming later – and as the 8 protesters have “gone home for a sit down and a cup of tea” as reported by the BBC – I’ll probably make it out in one piece! Also planning to ride home tonight as well – so might change tomorrow to a run – but will see how I feel.