Browsing all posts in May, 2011.

May 16th

Well that was a hoot. Pete invited me to Leicester to walk the 35 miles loop called the Ivanhoe Way.

We set out at 6:30am and finished a while later at 7:45pm. A wee while into the hike I started to feel sore footed. Early onset blisters. After 20 miles these were well formed and starting
to cause issues, then they popped and all hell broke loose. The final 15 miles were just not fun at all and in the end I had to gut it out and complete the loop.

Left foot blisters












May 10th

A Bit Of A Blow

All this training malarky and today ends up being the toughest we’ve had to face.
A simple 30 miler started of easy enough, which was bad as it meant we had the wind
behind us. But then something happened. The little breeze we had behind us turned
into a gale force blow. Average speeds of 18-20 mph heading out were countered with
average speeds of 6-9mph on the way back. Totally gutted and just had to screw the nut
and keep the pedals turning. Not long before the big push though so we gotta keep
knocking these little trips out and then the actual trip C2C will be easy enough. Fingers crossed!