Back in Blighty after a well publicised European Tour, The Wattmeister perceives the inevitable collision between the expectations of his adoring public and the slow decline in performance due to the March of Time.
Just today, after the MHP Sunday outing, and less than one week after a morning yomp up the Col du Peyresourde followed by a post meridian struggle to the summit of SuperBagnères, TW continued to analyse his form whilst simultaneously signing autographs outside Feast delicatessen in Muswell Hill. (Consider the business he has put their way….should be on commission).
In conversation with RunningRick regarding the measurement of an elite athlete’s performance, such terms as ‘ functional threshold power’, ‘V02 Max’ and ‘power to weight’ were bandied about, with The Wattmeister nodding sagely all the while.
On return to Wattmeister Towers and after gaining access to Google via a computer, all these phrases began to make sense, in fact it became clear to The Wattmeister that he was suffering from a ‘weight to weight’ ratio imbalance probably due to overdosing on rillettes and unsalted butter whilst touring in France and Spain.