I did at least look at a bike ...
The new years break wasn't so much fun after all
The plan was to spend 4 days up at Mt Sterling with the big Fuel EX8 and the lads, and do some relaxing MTB'ing.
It wasn't to be. On the 30th, at about 2pm my co-location hosting provider shut down my business's main server because of a 'power emergency'. They didn't call, they sent me an email(!). At the time I was in a mate's car somewhere between Melbourne and Mt Sterling. The hard shutdown broke the filesystem and myself and my colleage Sam spent the next 5 days rebuilding the box from backups etc. Not very much sleep, a lot of stress. I'm very grateful to my friends who were with me, they were very patient and the use of the eeePc and wireless Internet meant we got the main part of the system back online reasonably quickly. I was up at King Saddle Hut logged in and working! Modern tech ... I remember seeing ads years ago for people sitting on beaches with laptops working, this was a little like that, except no smiles on anyone's faces!
Suffice to say I didn't ride the bike at all, and didn't get back into any sort of physical activity until last Sunday, where I rode in to town and back (to replace a stolen monitor!), 50km of ~E1 intensity and then yesterday (Monday) I got my usual swim in. Today I had to re-introduce myself to the PowerHaus, no weights since the 29th (when we did a DISC session and weights). So about 8 days off in total from weights. I racked up for squats, 5 x 140kg, 5 x 150kg, 5 x 155 kg, felt ok. Strength is one of those things that you lose (and gain ...) slowly, so I expect I'll be able to do 157.5kg next time for a set of 3 x 5's. With round 4 only 4 weeks away, I have to get on the bike more. We'll be at Blackburn on Thurs morning, I expect ... Sprinting!