Practice Makes Perfect: Garden-Bike-Garden

The score is 40-love. Originally, this was for the dogs to play with but they have shown zero interest. Subsequently, I left it in place (in mid-June: I even wrote about it!) as a symbol of stalled sporting activities since lockdown. Sounds corny, but I did!
I have been able to spend more time in the garden to help bring it to its best, while also devoting time to my cycling activities.
I do love a relaxing spin with friends (and coffee, of course) but, at the other extreme, a 20k time-trial is a good physical and mental test. It’s the thrill of chasing my minute-man (lady last night), and trying not to be caught from behind by the chaser!
My fourth one last night brought me a season PB of 37m07s. Practice does indeed make perfect. My best time of 36m30s back in 2017 may be broken on a favourable evening in late August. I can feel it in my boots.

Gentle gardening only today, no bending down whatsoever. I shall also spend some time sitting near the newly-installed water feature. The body needs time to recover. In this way, the game is won. Game, set & match.

Pádraig,

Friday, 10th July 2020.

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  1. Paddy Tobin

    Too much like punishment for me! Well done on PB.

    1. Pádraig

      Cheers, Paddy. Sitting in garden today was my reward, but only after a little jaunt to Mahon Bridge for coffee. What a stunning day we had!

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