Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Training started

Week 2 and 3 of 45

Finally sat down yesterday to devise a rough plan of how to achive this enormous task. Basically it amounts to..'get on the bike as often as possible for as long as possible'. Will be dusting off the turbo trainer and bringing it indoors when the bad weather arrives, but for now, we're due a heatwave, so I must get outside for some long rides.  Its going to be hot and humid out there in Asia.

The last three days I have been able to train as it is half term and Alex isn't out of his bedroom til the afternoon and then just wants to go out with his mates. So on Monday I did 65 mins on the static bike and travelled 21.64km (about 14 miles) at level 5 and on Tuesday I stepped it up to level 7 for 65 mins and travelled 21.85km. This morning I got up at 5.30 and went to a spin class, it was my 3rd session, haven't seen the same teacher yet, they all do different routines but they certainly all do work you hard. I like the fact that you can work as hard as you want, if you want to slack off a bit you can..but I push and push to the limit.  There is absolutely no point in trying to cut corners here, I am determined to be as fit as possible so that I can cope with this challenge. I don't want to be the one at the back wingeing that I didn't put enough training in.

Personally this has been one tough week emotionally and I'm still not ready to talk about our loss yet, its been tough to keep going but...we'll all get through it eventually I'm sure. (apologies to those who don't know what I'm on about)

Thought I'd look up some pictures of the cycle tours in Vietnam and came across this one which frightened me to death!  Not only have I got to learn to cycle long distance and up hills, but apparently in a straight line as well!  Best start practising!! 

Fundraising update 3% so far.  Long way to go!  We have organised a curry/quiz night on the 5th July and a pub quiz on the 13th June. Now need to get boot fairs underway so need to clear out the loft and garage! 

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