Truth is, since Day 21's Blackpool to Southport 39.2 miles, I haven't managed to get another decent long training ride in. Somehow my long 6 day week at work seems to be coming round faster and faster and between work and the usual other factors, weather and...life, it's been difficult to get any training in at all. Still, I HAVE managed to get in three training sessions, and I'm still working on the premis that anything is better than nothing so, here's what I've got done in June...
DAY 22 - Saturday 9th June - 12.5 miles
Took advantage of Rachael taking the kids to see their grandad, and pushed the 12.5 miles from Southport to Netherton up the Formby by-pass to meet them there and get a lift back. It was off The Long Push route again, but a good way to get a few miles in. Largely uneventful journey really. Almost got caught in a rain shower half way there, as I passed Ladygreen Nursery, but fortunately it was very brief, and I made it without getting soaked. Still using the 'In Heat' 80A wheels and I've decided they are definitley the ideal wheels for any of my longer journeys. They smooth out the rougher surfaces really well and roll really well with the Loaded bearings in. I think what I'll do is use the 'In Heat's for any of my longer training rides out of town but swap back to the harder 83A Orangatang 'Durians' for training rides around my Marine Lake training circuit, as that has really pretty smooth surfaces all the way round.
DAY 23 - Tuesday 12 June - 14.08 miles
An 'after work' training session. The weathermen were treatening that this would be the only dry day for the rest of the week, so I was keen to get some miles in in case they were right. It was another Marine Lake area circuit, but I varied it by extending my lap to go up and around the Birkdale end of Victoria park and then back around the other end at Fairways. You can see the map here...
I was hoping to get up to 15 miles, but I'd also promised I would be back by a certain time. So I got to over 14 and quit for the day at that.
DAY 24 - Monday 18th June - 10.58 miles
I could have carried on and done more today, but we also had an appoinment with the childrens dietician to see if there were any changes dietery changes that might help with ASD. So I decided to quit near to Southport pier at 10.58 miles and go to the apointment with Rachael.
Time to shake a tail feather!
Thanks as ever, to THE LONG PUSH 2012 sponsors, www.bigwoodys.co.uk uk.dcshoes-store.com www.sporting-sails.com www.orangatangwheels.com www.jandrsports.co.uk and to all who have donated and supported me in any way so far.