Pleased with yesterday’s cycle, I started to think about how long it might take to to cycle the first day of The Raid Alpine challenge……..
My Latest Stats
Moving Time: 3 hours 30 mins moving @ average speed 15.4kmh
Duration: 4 hours 30 mins
Day 1 The Raid Alpine
Est Moving Time: 10 hours 30 mins
Est Duration: 15 hours
Start: 7am, finish 10pm. I need to recover, refresh, eat, blog, sleep, prepare, repeat…..six days in a row
There are not enough hours in the day!!!!
And then I read that there are only 23.934 hours in a day!
And then I remember how exhausted I was after my most recent cycle!
Before panic sets in, I remind myself that the hills yesterday were extremely steep in parts, the roads wet, slippy, with potholes, debris and few passing places. This made even the downhill slow!
Fast forward 175 days and I’m hoping all of the following will make a difference:
- A lighter bike
- A lighter me
- Better road surfaces
- 175 days more training
- Improved nutrition
- Optimising timings of meds during long cycles
- Beautiful scenery
- A new experience
- Plenty of pace setters
- A positive mental attitude
- Group support
There is no time to waste, I must get faster and fitter…………but first, some sleep!