Thursday, 9 June 2011

Last big rides before Mountain Mayhem

The training as now tailed off once more before the next 24hr solo event @ Mountain Mayhem next weekend.
Last week including two hundred plus days, starting on Bank holiday monday with a epic ride of local trails around Norfolk. Me a Mr Read started off around 7am in Norwich and headed out on Marriotts Way to Alsyham and then rode the Bure valley railway line to Wroxham and then doubled back on the route this is about 70 miles. On the way back we had a little rip around the singletrack in Felthorpe woods and Ringland Hills for some hillclimbing and technical stuff (something Mr Read needs to work on :), the Total ride was about 90miles and a great day out.
During the week each hitting some fast road sessions clocked up another 150miles and then on sunday we rode the local annual event the Norwich 100 decided on a little twist to this years event we decided to ride the 50mile route and then 100mile directly after, the longest single day I had spent in the saddle on the road bike completing in just under 8hrs. This plus some commuting miles took the week to around 450-500miles.
There has been a downside to these epic miles...not really that great on Sat, woke up monday with a killer cold and have kept off the bike completing this week in attempt to recover, whether this was just bad timing or linked to to many miles im unsure or likely to be a mix of the two.
Anyway a rest week was planned and next week will just be some seriously light sessions to spin the legs out in prep for the pain @ Mountain Mayhem

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