In exactly 1 year I will be on day 1 of my 3 day challenge.

I have had my doubts, I mean can I really ride 100Km in a day followed by a 2nd day of just over 100Km, then a 3rd day getting to the summit of Snowdon!!!

Then I remember the fight that Anne has gone through over the last 12 months and a realisation that I will feel the pain and be out of breath. My body won’t feel like doing any more, but after 3 days I can rest and recover. Whereas Anne and other cancer patients have to live through the pain for a year or more.

I have the easy bit, all I have to do is get as fit as I can over the next 365 days and build up the staying power to make the experience as much fun as possible.

My training is coming on. Today I did 2 rides back to back. The first was solo:

  • 24.3km / 188 metres climbing in 1 hour 27 minutes
Followed by a ride with Paul Massey:
  • 37.7km / 341 metres climbing in 3 hours 57 minutes
Giving a total of:
  • 62km / 529 metres climbing (which is not enough) in 5 1/2 hours
This is 21km longer than my previous longest ride, and it was only a few weeks ago that I was riding 15km a week. 
I have signed up for a couple of rides over the coming months. the one I was not sure about is MTB Marathon. I have signed up for the 75km ride in North Wales. I now feel that the distance is okay after today. Just need to work on the hill climbing.

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