It is an 8 week training programme for the Great Dublin Bike Ride but seeing as it's on September 11th I only have six weeks to get ready, so its time to get my act together. There is only one teeny weeny problem.......
I don't have a bike!!!
My brother Finian and his wife have some but they are in Turkey in the aftermath of a military coup. Now might not be a good time to bother them!
So today I took myself off to the gym and hopped on the stationary bike. It did seem a little like I needed a degree in aerodynamics as I typed in age, weight, level, workout programme, PIN number....well maybe not that.
Off I started. 5 minutes warm up, 30 mins up and down hills and 5 mins cool down. I covered 14 km in that time. I know I have a long way to go but hey it's a start.