It's the end of April, which means that I am just over 3 weeks away from starting my JOGLE. As the long rides increase, I am getting a realisation of just how hard this is going to be to achieve in just over 8 days, cycling from the top of Scotland to the bottom of England. 121 miles were cycled yesterday with the last 40 miles into a strong coastal headwind, it may have been flat, but there was no escape. I struggled to get the speed above 10mph at a few points as I became tired and bored of the wind.
I have booked a few "me" days over the next couple of weeks so that I can add in extra training without affecting family life too much. Next weekend I should be able to do about 200 miles over Saturday and Sunday, have Monday as a family day, then another 100+ miles on Tuesday. If all goes well over the weekend, it will add a good confidance boost...
It's also time I started to seriously think about exactly what I will be taking with me. A few basic tools need to be included, spare cycling clothes and a few clothes for the evening. I need to leave enough space in by bag for food though which I will be buying as I go along. Lots of Bananananananas and Mars bars methinks.