Under Togo's guidance I embarked on an almost daily (let's say 5-6 days a week) training regime,
specifically tailored to me that measured my improvements over time, forced me to eat well and demanded that I do more than just ride (e.g., core and flexibility). It generally challenged me to the hilt, BUT I found it both rewarding and curiously pleasurable. I lost 4 kilos and (using the data analysis spreadsheets provided by Njinga) improved on all metrics by some 20-36%. I had regular weekly check-ins with Togo and always felt supported and informed.
The Pyrenees Challenge
Seven weeks later I rode up Col d' Aspin followed by Col du Tourmalet and did not die. I survived the whole trip cycling circa 100kms a day with a ton of climbing and LIKED it. I even won "most improved" from my psycho cycling buddies and