So, I was on the Gravel Grinder program working towards BWR. The training block was going well, I had perfect compliance, etc. and then Friday, July 2nd, I got hit by a person driving a car who blew through an intersection while riding my bike to the grocery store.
Considering the speed and direction of the impact, I’m really lucky to not be dead or seriously inured. As it happened, I kinda bunny hopped just before impact so the bumper hit my lower legs, a bounced off the windshield and the car passed under me. My bike is gone, my right lower leg (knee to heel) is a giant bruise and my pelvis is bruised, my psoas seems to be strained pretty bad where it attaches to my anterior pelvis but I didn’t break any bones. Absolute miracle.
So, BWR is out, I can pedal but I can’t put any power down. I’m guessing another 2 weeks at least until I can start training again but I’m optimistic I’ll be 100% recovered relatively soon and I would like to do some late season racing if possible. Gravel events primarily. Looking at events in mid September through late October, I may race CX as well.
My question is, should I jump back on the same template? Do something else? Will this big break in training + recovery from injuries essentially put me in off season form? I guess I’m not sure if I will be successful going into a higher intensity plan after this layoff.