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100miles in the book by 11:30am.....Start in the dark with John Brame for 2hrs and change.....through the city up to “Ali Pali” 180........only the English will get that. Interesting arriving at the top to see naked people lying out together for some “Art thing” - John did the video work? Than picking up Marsha for a trio out to Windsor (she needed her Cinnamon Bun!!) than back with a tail wind to London....great people and good miles in the bank
Multi tasking while recovering....:I normally have these Normatec Boots on 2/3 times a week depending on workload as well as my massage (see previous post). Today was about the TDF and playing on ActivePlace reading about Haydn Elliott and his challenge for September....:looking forward to catching up with him in person on Thursday...
Mount Ventoux, a climb that often features in the TDF....however not for 2020. A distance of 21 km with a 1,610 m elevation gain. You'll encounter an average gradient of 7.5% with a maximum gradient of 12%. The most athletic will finish the climb in 1.5 hours but it can take up to 4 hours.
English Summer =rain sometimes =Zwift turbo sessions....... Can anyone guess the movie playing in the background?
1. Warm up 15 min @ 130-156 W Zone 1-2 2. Repeat 4 times 1. Hard 5 min @ 221-247 W Zone 3-4 45-60 rpm 2. Easy 5 min @ 130-156 W Zone 1-2 3. Active 10 min @ 208-247 W Zone 3-4 4. Cool Down 10 min @ 104-130 W Zone 1
With over 15 years of road cycling I thought my bike skills would be well equipped for some down hill mountain biking.......🤕🥴 Either way it was the best day spending it with my son Preston. Awesome time together
Another 100km today with the official “Mr&Mts” - John and Marsha (both now on AP with some great views and stories) 10 degrees and a bit nippy especially outside London....was told my Booties and shorts was more triathlete than cyclist.....any other opinions? Photos courtesy of Marsha (hence the photo edit)
5hrs and 130km....visiting Queenies houses around London - she wasn’t at Buckighuge Palace when John and I stopped by so we went to Windsor with some friends YES it August and UK summer so gloves and layers required
I was asked today to answer some questions about my 48 loops around the sun and it reminded me of the quotes collection I have hoarded over the years.
I have decided to start posting them as they have motivated me, made me laugh, helped in dark times and so on.... some may resonate, so may not.....some have some “colourful language so consider your self earned.
NONE OF THEm ARE MINE - so kudos to all the smart people out there and thank you for helping me on the journey....So let’s begin with one that is mine that I posted before the IM World Champs in Kona in 2012 ....
Pre bike prep - coffee in the backyard and motivational toy shaking from Matilda.....3hrs down to Queenies Summer Home and than over Box Hill....stay sunny for me London it is still August And this boy has a BBQ planned for later
After continuous training for long course nothing like a little 5/40/5 Duathlon on Saturday Morning to smash around and shake the body up....best support crew ever with finish line smoothie - and yes that is a hammock in the background hanging between my two palm trees in central London - take the boy out of Townsville....well you know the rest!!