Friday, 18 May 2012

3 days to go!!

Dear all,

It's now only 3 days until we leave to drive to Wales for what will be the hardest physical challenge I have faced.  To cycle 450 miles in 72 hours, with 3 hills thrown in for good measure.  There are 16 of us cycling this & our aim is to get at least one person under this time.  A rival team from Greenwich did it a few weeks ago in 76 hours so we have to beat them!!

I will try & update my twitter page with updates as we go up the country & as most of you will be tucked up in bed when we ride at night I have added on the top right of the page the feed so they will appear (If you are on twitter you can follow me at @philipclare or we do have a dedicated site at @X3peaksbiathlon where a number of different people will update)

Should be fun!!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Well it's now only 3 weeks until we start our next little trip, well it's only half the length of the country so it must be a little one??!?

I've not really been on my bike much, the monsoon season is upon us & where I have cycled great distances in the rain, I just don't enjoy it anymore so am not doing it!!

I have been keeping up with my training & been doing spin, swim & running at the gym along with my Personal Training sessions with Debbie

Tuesday & Wednesday, I had a big test which was I had to undergo my annual training for public order & off to Gravesend I went.  I got the 500m shield run out of the way, coming in last at 2:37 (you have 2:45 to get round).  I did it so was pleased & then the fun & games started.  It's often referred to as riot training for obvious reasons & a friend from the gym was horrified when I told her that they throw petrol bombs at you.  The instructors try to make it as realistic as possible & I did go up in flames at one stage!!


A pretend riot!!!


It does get warm!!

Having got this out of the way for another year, I am now spending the next few weeks concentrating on my cycling.  I am out tomorrow for a 30 miler & will go out again next week for at least a 50 miler

Sadly then the Olympics will be upon us & my home life will cease until the 17th September, which will give me a week to prepare for the London Tri-athlon.  

Oh I nearly forgot I have entered the ballot for next years London Marathon!!