Well it has been a while since I posted anything on here and this is mainly due to the fact that once I completed the C2C in 1D, I pretty much decided to take a short break from cycling to not only recover but get stuck into my new company. I did not expect that short break to extend to six months and boy can you tell it has been a while since turning the pedals (bar a few small rides at the end of the summer) and I have also developed chronic back pain.
So it is bad enough I having lost most of my fitness, but I have also developed some chronic muscular back pain/spasms* that are driving me up the wall! Initially I thought it was my new car which I chnaged and then the bed/mattress; which is now version 6.1 (the 0.1 being a memory foam topper). All of this and the problem is still not subsiding so I have decided to try and get back on my bike regardless and start to build some fitness back and see if that can yield some results! So come the first day of 2016 I packed in the beer, set up the turbo in the conservatory and made sure everything was set for the first session on the 2nd Jan (today I still had a hangover from hell!).
The first session was a gentle spin for 30 minutes, with no real resistance while watching some of YouTube’s finest. I can’t for the hell of me find my HRM sensor which is bugging me because I wanted to get a real feel for where I am starting from.
Anyway the first session done and I will look to continue for the first week or so in the same vain.
*The spasms are worst in the morning where it feels like rigamortis has set in and you cant move, this emanates from the upper middle back (between the shoulder blades) and into the neck and lower back. It gets easier as the day goes on but dread the next morning!!!
Update: I now know this to be Ankylosing Spondolitis following my diagnosis in September 2016.