>I didn’t start Sunday’s 25m TT. I didn’t even get there.

I had a scratchy throat during training on Friday, but otherwise I was going well. Saturday I had to go to work. I had a sore throat, but otherwise felt well. Saturday evening I didn’t feel so good. I had man flu. For two days now I have been awash with sn*t. So I didn’t get to the race.

It wasn’t a great day, so it’s not as if I missed a certain PB. But now I will lose form and training and I’m supposed to moving towards the main part of my season. The temptation is to start training straight away, but apparently viruses need time to clear the system. I’ll see how I feel on Thursday.

Word for today: underpuss (n) – the area beneath a cat (cf. underdog, underpass)