WHERE IS MATT NOW?
It’s been six months since I wrote my Njinga Rider Story and two years since I joined Njinga and I'm still as inspired by my training today as I was when I first started.
At the end of February, pre-pandemic, I completed Njinga’s Firestarter Programme. Post-pandemic, like so many others, my goals and training had to adapt to the new conditions.
Njinga, too, adapted to the new conditions by launching two 30-Day Lockdown Challenges. The first helped me with my core strength and nutrition. The second was more all-encompassing, covering fitness, nutrition and mind. Throughout both challenges, I saw my core strength and overall fitness improve. Not only was I able to do a pushup but I was able to manage 15 in 30 seconds!
I also signed up for the Njinga’s Climb Like a Pro in Eight Weeks challenge during which I saw my climbing improve significantly. I achieved over 17,000 metres of climbing, both out on the road and virtually, including a virtual climb of Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux. I also achieved a personal best out on the road…
On top of my three Njinga challenges, I also bought an indoor smart trainer ( I consider myself very lucky to be in the position to do so) which I used to join virtual indoor training sessions using platforms like Spivi and Zwift.
My next is to maintain my bike and FTP fitness during the winter months so that next year, I can attack my Sportive targets with the same energy and gusto! (Assuming they go ahead).
I also hope to finally get to do that cycling trip abroad with Njinga. Holding thumbs!