Category Archives: Low intensity training

A bit further and a bit longer

The sky looked as thick as pea soup as I approached the South Downs late this morning – I carried on driving down to the coast, parking on the border of Hove. OK I thought I will have a low … Continue reading

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Training again and the effect of wind

Despite still feeling tired I went out yesterday afternon on a training session along the  seafront to escape the stifling heat inland. My original idea was to repeat Wednesday’s route, but the train I caught didn’t stop at Southease. So … Continue reading

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What has happened to my legs – has someone sent them on holiday??

After 3 days of relative inactivity I went out on my MTB again this afternoon – the last ride of July.  I had  planned to ride from Southease, up Itford Hill, towards Eastbourne.  However just a few hundred yards into the … Continue reading

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Old friends 5

Just had a great day catching up with Martin and one of his offspring, Gordon, and introducing them to the delights of off-road biking. We rode from near the coast up to the South Downs Way between Washington and Storrington … Continue reading

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Pushing the envelope

Yesterday – despite best intentions of going low intensity – I hit the South Downs between Eastbourne and Brighton before taking it easier along the seafront. Below is a reasonably dry account of a really great ride that I was … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Seagull C**p, Stinging Nettles and Brambles

After a couple of quiet but challenging days on Thursday and Friday I kick started myself on Saturday and chose not to head for the South Downs or Seafront but re-tread a circuit around Haywards Heath I had “made” some years … Continue reading

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Gently does it

After Sunday’s spill I thought it good to get back on my bike ASAP.  So donning my old commuting helmet I headed for the seafront. My bruised condition really helped me practice what my “coach” had been telling me about … Continue reading

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