All in all, what with new-puppy-sleep-deprivation and the foot injury preventing me from running, all this is not helping my training! The lack of sleep and lack of time is leading to a lack of enthusiasm for training at the moment. Plus the foot injury means I can’t run. This is definitely not good, because RAAM (Race Across America cycling event) is now looming (it’s in June 2008) and I need to get out there training hard to prepare for the event which will involve 7 to 8 days of cycling in a 4-man team relay. For more info on this, see the RAAM page (click on the link at the top of the blog). The good news is that whilst I can’t run at the moment, I can cycle and that of course is my focus to prepare for the big event. So it’s time to buckle down and start getting the miles in. It is now four months to go to the event and I’m behind schedule with my training so I need to get out there!
Planning for the RAAM event is proving to be a much bigger job than I think any of us realised. There is a massive amount of logistical planning, a continual stream of e-mails and a programme of regular meetings. We have got our team in place now (4 cyclists plus 10 support crew) and are organising transport, race strategies, nutrition, logistics, funding, clothing and equipment, and so on. If you would like to sponsor me, please click on the link thank-you :o)