Turn the taps on…

Having spent six weeks out of training with a herniated disc (the less said about that the better) I finally got back to some form of training last week. Naturally I’ve not gone in all guns blazing and have taken things slowly. After a week of holding back and wanting to let rip I decided to give it some beans on the turbo tonight. I won’t write much about it, instead I’ll let the stats do the talking but first some context…

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To train or not to train?

This is a question that I never normally ask; the only real option is to get on the bike. However, having spent the last few days of 2015 almost fully bedridden due to a bad back, I’ve been forced to reflect on how hugely important the question on whether to train or to rest can be. In serious cases the answer can determine how the rest of the season plays out. Not to mention some of the funky recovery exercises and treatments the physio recommends.

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