There is a lot to catch up on from our activities since my last post. There's good news and bad news. We both raced in the annual "3Hrs of DuHell" MTB race at Duhail on 15 December - just two days before our departure for the Christmas holiday. I was chuffed with a third place finish, while John crashed around lap five on a sharp corner, taking him out of the race altogether.
With just 11 weeks to go, training is going great and we are feeling strong if somewhat fatigued (still making time for naps and cuddles with Annie and Pip in between all the training!). I don't remember ever being so disciplined with my training plans. I've surpassed my previous annual mileage and hit my target of 6,000km for 2017! Last year, I remember us cycling at Lusail on 31 December to try to eke out the final 50kms to reach my 5,000km goal. So, as we approach the Christmas holiday, it's time to celebrate a bit and reflect on the past year. And keep hitting those training targets, of course!!