Posted on 30th August by IanC
Lying in a happy, crumpled state on the beach at Gruissan Plage, having 20 minutes earlier crossed the finish line for the 18th and final time of TranseGaule 2011, I pondered for a minute between the euphoric surges of joy and the whoops of supporters as yet another happy finisher crossed the line.
“What the hell am I going to do now?”
Seems a daft thing to think when I have achieved what I set out to do and am looking forward to going home to my partner Kathryn and a bit of normal life.
I guess it’s testament to how much this race has filled my life since I returned home from it nearly 13 months previous, injured and unable to continue after just 3 days.
12 months training down the line, and a program of support from John, Christine and Mary and the demons of last years race have well and truly been exorcised.
Mmm it’s nice lying here in the sun, no running tomorrow, or the next day, or the next….........................
I wonder if they are still taking entries for ....
(Posted 1st Apr)
Ironically, this April fools day showed me the reality. I have been fooling myself into ignoring the sad state of physical fitness I have drifted into....
..... over recent weeks/months, thinking that I have a good base of fitness; recently introduced to Strava cycling and being slowest of my friends..
Best warm ups for cycling and running
(Posted 7th Aug)
All this Olympic mania is very exciting and the GB team are performing amazingly well. More locally, I was chatting with a friend yesterday and he mentioned seeing a Tweet saying that Yorkshire would rank higher on the medal table than Russia! I haven’t checked but Yorkshire is certainly pretty good for sport at the moment.
A good training camp?
(Posted 19th Jan)
It’s coming to the end of our first Fit for Purpose training camp, in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca. Most people have gone home and I’m pondering how it went.
There were 9 of us, joining in for different periods of time and with differing objectives; including five runners of varying abilities, one fit but non-competitive cyclist, an elite mountain biker, an elite paratriathlete and an elite handcyclist. Fit for Purpose staff were Christine, Mary and John.