A change in focus…..a change in the weather
So as I mentioned in my last blog after the fun and frolics of hell runner my focus is now firmly back on the road. Just in time for the temperatures to creep back down towards zero!
As every UK based cyclist knows winter training is always a freeze-fest, but unfortunately with anyone with designs on achieving goals come the summer, a necessary evil.
Someone once told me “trophies are won in the winter and collected in the summer” and although my palmares is not bristling with classic victories and I certainly won’t be pushing Wiggo for the number one spot at sky anytime soon, it is nonetheless very sound advice.
December and January for me is all about base mileage in the bank to allow for the harder stuff later in the year. What this means in truth is endless hours slogging away in the cold and wet. This brings me on to my latest personal mission, for years I, like many a cyclist have suffered with extremely cold feet during the long winter rides.
Fortunately for me and hopefully you, I have finally found the solution……The Northwave fahrenheit GTX winter road shoes.
These puppies are, simply put Amazing! I have pondered over the thought of purchasing waterproof cycling shoes for several seasons but have always been put off by the clumsy appearance and if I’m honest never believed the claims of warmth and dryness. These however are different, the neoprene sleeve on the ankle makes them feel like a normal road shoe, they’re relatively light, OK not as light as my Sidi’s but certainly no clydesdales. The real party pleaser however is the ride. Tested on two rides at zero degrees so far my once, ice cold feet are now toasty warm and dry all this without the faff of overshoes and thick socks.
Well, the next 8 weeks hold as I said plenty of hours spent spinning away, interspersed with the odd hill strength session.
Still toiling with the idea of whether to throw a bit of running into the mix to keep things fresh but thats a decision for another day.
Until next time….keeping munching those miles.