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THE LONG PUSH 2012 is sponsored by...

THE LONG PUSH has been sponsored and supported by the following companies and individuals...

BIG WOODY'S SKATEBOARD SHOP : DC SHOES : ORANGATANG WHEELS/J&R SPORTS : SPORTING SAILS : SKATEFURTHER :

WOODY & DRE (BIG WOODY'S): MARK ROBINSON (OBAS UK): KYLE CHIN(LOADED BOARDS) : RICHARD BIRCHWOOD (J&R SPORTS): BILLY & NICK SMITH (SPORTING SAILS) JULIET & THE STAFF OF TESCO EXPRESS, ALBERT ROAD, SOUTHPORT :

If you would like to sponsor me on my journeys, please contact me at the_long_push@btinternet.com

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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Days 16 and 17 training

The frustration over not managing to build my distance up continued over these two training days. Not a great deal to say abut them, but just to keep the training diary complete here they are:


DAY 16: THURSDAY 3rd MAY - 8 miles
Another 8 mile push around the Marine Lake training circuit after work. Memorable for little other than a spectacular dismount by moi, having lost my balance on one of the ramps coming off the pier! Sent my board flying down a 10 set of concrete steps. Good job no one was walking up them! More importantly, (ahem!) the 'switchblade' looked relatively unharmed at the time, considering it's belly had hit the steps and it flipped and slid across the pavement upside down. Says a lot about the quality of Landyachtz decks.  Just a few scrapes to the deck and to the truck mounting bolts. Hopefully I'll still be able to get those off and replace them. This deck is definitley the most 'used' of any of my longboards. I may well have to treat myself to another and 'retire' this one after The Long Push itself.

DAY 17: WEDNESDAY 9th MAY - 3.77 miles
Today started as a training day but then I abandoned it when something else came up. Didn't even realise RunKeeper had recorded it, but seeing as it did I'll keep it in as another 3.77 miles pushed.

One thing I will do sometime is post photos and video of the Marine Lake training circuit I keep writing about. Many people moan about living here in Southport, but I tell you, there are many, many worse places to live, and when I show you some photos and video from a sunset training ride, you'll see what I mean.

Roll on Day 18.

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