Tag Archives: TransRockies 2011

“Riiichaaaard…..I’m booooored!”

That’s all  I heard from Mark™ today..over and over again.   At least I think it was Mark™ …maybe it was the voices in my head.  We were doing the Bucks Off Road Sportive…and I reckon we could have a pretty … Continue reading

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What a surprise…I’m still thinking about food

“If you’re not drinking, you should be eating”.  So goes the conventional wisdom for long distance bike events…and who am I to argue with that?  Think about that….if you eat one “product” one every 30-45 mins for 7 hrs a … Continue reading

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You have to like mud to do this sport

There was a thread on SingleTrackWorld this week about mud, and how much people hated it.   Given where most people on that forum live, I can’t help thinking that those that professed to hate mud have chosen the wrong … Continue reading

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That was a good week

I’ve had a really, really good week’s training…I actually feel like I’m making progress!  It was so good, I even threw in an extra turbo session.  Finished off the week with a very very muddy ride in the North Downs … Continue reading

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I’ve been having flashbacks

To finish off my easy week, I headed up to Glyncorrwg in the Afan Valley yesterday (one of the purpose built trail centres in South Wales), and did the Skyline Trail.  Depending on how many diversions are in place for … Continue reading

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I can tick off 2 more hard weeks

That was a tough 2 weeks of training.  By the time I got to Thursday last week, I was already looking forward to my easy week…just my tough luck that another 5 hours on the bike stood between me and … Continue reading

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A Marathon, Not a Sprint

It’s very easy to get frustrated at the apparent lack of progress fitness-wise, and expect too much too soon.  I figured this out at the weekend, riding the Raven Trail at Brechfa.  (If you’ve not been there, it’s well worth … Continue reading

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That’s the easy week done…

Last week was definitely an easy week for me….one turbo session, one swim, and one run.  My little injury scare made me cut it right back…but did lots and lots of stretching instead.  It seems to be working, as that … Continue reading

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