Not cycling since Friday appears to be agreeing with me. Also the new bed linen :o) The extra hour in bed due to taking the tube and not needing to beat the rush on the roads is a huge plus too. I think that maybe I should just bite the bullet and try cycling in later to see how bad the traffic really is at 8am vs. 7am. Walking to the tube this morning, the traffic looked pretty OK, but that's only a very small sample of the whole route.
I gymmed yesterday, increased some of the weights since I started with this routine (up to 45kg on the Smith machine for squats, from 30kg, for example) and it's going quite nicely. I'm not bothering with any cardio at the end as with all this cycling there's no point really thrashing myself to bits even more with that. That said, the overhead swing and lunge with ViPR gets my heart rate up to 185 (dropping to 135 within 1 minute), so that's cardio enough for me.
Also, not having the MP Max Total Breakfast is nicer too. "Eating" that every morning was getting a bit much, it's quite sickly, thick and difficult after 3 mornings of it on the trot, so I'm quite pleased to be back to Total Greek yoghurt (2% - which is really really nice for the extra couple of kcals per portion vs 0%) with MP Max True Whey, Cookies and Cream flavour, and a good dollop of fruit compote. Lovely, sweet, fruity, proteiny, creamy... just blimmin' nice!