Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Can I change my mind?

Well, I've just got back from my hardest training session yet. 93 miles over to Stourport yesterday and then back home today. I had a headwind most of the day yesterday but it helped me out a bit today!
A big thankyou to Fiona and Matthew for putting me up and feeding me and also to James and Sam for offering me a place to stay next month. Stars.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Final few weeks...

It's now less than 4 weeks until I set off from Land's End. I have planned my final 'big' training ride this coming Monday and Tuesday when I will be cycling over to Astley, near Stourport. This trip is about 85 miles each way so will be a good test of cycling on tired legs!

Today I did a 56 mile ride, averaging 17 mph. I tried to include some decent hills and by the end I was quite tired!

I included 6 steep (ish) hills as you can see from the near vertical lines on the elevation profile! Spring Lane up into Flackwell Heath and the switchback hill at Longridge were the worst I think! I passed one guy pushing his many geared bike up Spring Lane, I really wanted to join him!