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Archive for 'Prudential ride 2019'

It’s that time of year again

The past few weeks have been fun and games recovering from a cracked rib – 12 weeks it took in the end, which is a little quicker than the average type 1 but still significantly more than I’ve ever given a broken bone to heal… I caught a cold/cough while the rib was painful which […]

A journey of a thousand miles starts beneath one’s feet

I love proverbs and adages, for me they encapsulate our collected knowledge to some useful sound bites.  I love this one from Lao Tzu: The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  It’s much older than that phrasing, as seen above, and for me it ties in with the idea you cannot judge a […]

Two months of training left

This is a quick update, not least because of cold/hay fever, I’ve had to take a couple of weeks out of the schedule. On paper at least, I’m ahead of the game.  I am up to 60miles in 5 hours 35 minutes and doing that pretty confidently.  I can actually cycle. The first hour sees […]

The plan in a box

Here is the plan in a box, with some tracking: Week no. Date Distance Aiming for (duration) And Did Average speed 1 18-Feb 1 x 25 miles, 1 x 10 miles Some hill training.  A day off in between. 2.5hrs, 1hr 10mph 2 25-Feb 1 x 35 miles,1 x 10 miles 30 minutes hill training. […]

The route

The route last year may be seen here. Most of the profile (the layout of the route against sea level) is mostly easy running for the first 40 miles.  Quite East Anglican. The second 40 miles is “rolling hills” and some “more physically demanding” sets. The last 20 is much easier, not quite downhill all […]

Back in the saddle, day 1

I have six months to train for the August deadline of the 100 mile Prudential Cycle ride and that means I need six months to prepare. Today was taking that first bite from the elephant and I covered 25.7 in two sets: one of 20.5 miles and then a return home of 5.2 miles.  In […]