Saturday, April 18, 2015

One week to go!

Today Sunday 19th April 2015. With only one week to go before the start of the Cycle Against Suicide all seems good. I have been getting in the training and feeling good except for a niggling Achilles' tendon in my left leg. Seems to be worse in the morning when I wake.. Must be twisting it in the night. It's not really bothering my cycling too much . Just hope it doesn't flair up. But, can't be worried about that now.
Last Sunday was the day of our club tour, Tour de Foothills. The weather was horrendous with constant rain and bitterly cold. Luckily I had agreed to do lead car for it, so a load of us decided to do the 110km route on the Saturday before... That was a good decision cause the weather was almost ideal and we had great fun.
It's important for me to get in the miles before the CAS.
The previous weekend I managed 265km over the couple of days Friday, Saturday and Sunday and this weekend, so far, managed 120km with today's 85km bringing my climbing meters to over 2000 this weekend. Also doing the club time trials on Wednesday evenings. And even though it is a 20km route, it really pulls it out of my legs.
This week I have to sort out clothing and kit I'll be taking with me. I'm not good at that sort of planning and am sure to pack stuff I don't need and forget some essential items.
Logistics too.! Got to get to Belfast for the start on the Monday morning. Think I'll drive up , leave the car for the 2 weeks and go up again for it when the trip is done.

The road beckons. Une bel di.

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