Well I am thinking that I will try and add a little more structure to my practising riding my bike time. I have noticed that I have lost some strength and I think its because at the moment most of my riding is relatively easy commuting. So as well as adding running back in, which has been going well, I have been organising some night rides - works my technical skills - and some hill repeat sessions. Today was the first planned session, I nearly didn't bother telling myself my legs were tired etc! This meant that I only had an hour once I was on the bike.
So over to Affetside I went. Only three repeats, they were hard, but I think part of it was the wind. Although not completely a headwind (there was aspects of a sidewind to battle as well) it still was very noticeable. I'm hoping that is why I am a lot slower compared to when I was doing these previously!
Repeat 1: 5:06
Repeat 2: 5:20
Repeat 3: 5:24