Week away before we drive to LE to start.
So far we have had one company bail out, rail company refuse a ticket refund and now cancelled tickets, 2 plane cancellations. I swear the logistics of getting to/from the start is a major hassle! This yewr more than ever.
Any tips for the final weeks riding? Plqnning on just a couple of 50 milers, Sunday and Wed.
Made amazing progress. When I got my road bike, was still stopping every 13 miles for fuel. Can now do 35 no issues. Also did a 55 miler at 15 mph saddle time last week, up from 13. Amazing how you dance up a hill that was once a real effort.
Did some hill training in the Malverns with 2000 and 3000 ft of climbs over 25 and 30 miles on 4 consecutive days. Picked the wrong week (heatwave week) but still benefited from it. Am sure Cornwall will still fck me up, but happy to get off and push a hill if its beyond me.
So the only thing to stop us now is a lockdown, another train cancellation or my knee. Bizarrely it seems to hurt more when not cycling than when I am. A bit of over training I think but nothing major atm. One to monitor I think. Taking a foam roller to help with the recovery in the evenings.
Any last week or packing tips (supported trip) appreciated. Gave up on the racing seat few weeks back and have a comfy one instead. Feel to much better buttock wise. No prizes for looks but not even needing to apply creams now so wise call I think.