Ivanhoe Way May 2011

Ivanhoe Way May 2011

The Toughest Day Yet

The Toughest Day Yet

Ben Nevis – July 12th 2008

Ben Nevis – July 12th 2008

Mt. Snowdon July 12th 2009

Mt. Snowdon July 12th 2009

Scafell Pike 2011

Scafell Pike 2011
Feb 17th
Monday
Day 1 – 3:10pm

Holy Crap. That last juice, the one that looks like Korma……tastes like someone already ate it. I mean, not good. Sure it may be full of anti-oxidants and detoxifiers to remove all my monounsaturates or something ‘n nothing but why did it have to taste like crap. I was 2/3rds of the way through before […]

Feb 17th
Monday
(Assume BB Geordie Accent) Day 1 – 8:37AM

Personal Training session done. 7-8am. Ross showed up. Bit of banta and then it’s weights, battle ropes, weighted steps, boxercise, tabata and then spin for a warm down on the bikes. All fairly standard. What’s funny is the apprehension of what’s ahead. The sense that something immediate will take effect. I’ve done several early morning […]

Apr 16th
Saturday
A Change Is As Good As A Rest

A little change to the route today. Boredom has set in with the wind blowing in my face as we troll along the sea wall over and over. I like the ride, the route is ok and its nearly all cycle path with makes it very easy to just switch off and forget the traffic……but […]

Apr 8th
Friday
40 More Miles In The Bag

But Rocky bites the dust. 20 Miles out in good time, Kev had a hurty knee that worried us a little but then he stopped his whining and got on with it. We stopped at Tootsies for the obligatory Cherry Pie (not a euphemism) and headed back to town. All was going well until Mr […]

Apr 2nd
Saturday
40 Miles to Welcome April

Ross and I set off on a windy, rain threatened morning to get 40 miles under our belt. Kev sent me a text saying it was raining so he’d see me Monday (more on that later). Our first 21 miles was an absolute doddle due to the tail wind. We got out in a very […]

Mar 30th
Wednesday
Scout Has New Shoes

So after weeks of trying to work out why Stan seems quicker than me I decided that it must be the tires. I know his wheels are bigger and that will be a contributing factor but still, slicks vs big chunky mountain bike tires…… i guess i know which ones roll faster. So I decided […]

Mar 29th
Tuesday
2 Punctures, 1 Rain Storm and a Funeral

OK, OK, So I added the funeral bit. It doesnt work without it. 22 Miles super fast. That was what was called for yet not quite what we got. Speed was ok out along the coast road but ultimately i found a nice little bramble thorn and we were called to a halt. Once we’d […]

Mar 28th
Monday
A New Personal Best

Well, I am guessing the lager we drank over the weekend as well as the 4 days off training has really done me some good. Sounds strange but it must be true. We just went balls out along the standard 22 mile circuit and cut our time by 9 minutes. Now over 22 miles that […]

Mar 21st
Monday
40 Miles – Are you mad sir?

So, Stan was full of vim, vigor and horse shit today, although to be fair it wasn’t all his fault. We’d taken a long weekend off training to recharge our batteries and spend some weekend time with family etc. All lovely and fun. Training Monday morning set out as normal. 22 or 30 miles the […]

Mar 17th
Thursday

But the pounds arent falling off. Still, after all of the training i’ve done recently i am actually down by 1/2 stone which is better than nothing for sure. I guess its more a case of getting fit enough to get fit. I need to push harder and shorten the times and not just be […]