After 3 races in March (they went well and I was pleased with my performances despite the remnants of Storm Denis or whatever it was called) it looks like the season might be over already. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the CTT have cancelled all events until May 31st. Given what I’m reading about the likely scenarios I would not be surprised if it doesn’t restart again on June 1st. In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t seem that important.
That being said I’m going to continue training for a number of reasons
- I enjoy it. I like the process and I like the practice. My training takes place indoors on a turbo, or outdoors on solo training rides, so adheres to social distancing guidelines (we’re not yet at the total lockdown stage yet)
- Fitness is good for you and boosts your immune system – as long as you don’t dig yourself into a hole where immunity is depleted – so I’m backing off intensity a bit. I feel that this is going to become ever more important as we come through this period in our history. It’s scary enough for most of us – I can’t imagine what it must be like to have a higher risk underlying health condition
- It’s good for mental health. It’s something to take the mind off what is going on outside
In the short-term I’ll try to get outdoors but I realise that might become impossible as this goes on. Not sure whether I will resurrect my Zwift membership or just stick to Trainerroad, but I will definitely be doing something.
Anyway, I hope anyone reading this is safe and well. I hope to see everyone on the other side. Best wishes, Ade.