this week i don’t plan on doing anything majorly different. i think a gentle taper aligned to a concerted effort to stay at race weight should do it. this morning i spun the legs out with a ride around the hills north of bradford. it was grey and bleak, and the hills were challenging. there is a tough climb that heads up from thornton to queensbury, 2 miles with 563 ft of height gain – it would make a good hill climb course.
i did it a couple of times on a short loop. it was quite exciting, there is a lot going on in these parts.
i then took in perseverance lane, simply because of the name. i shall rest tomorrow by driving back down south, before doing a virtual hillclimb on wednesday on brockley combe, which is as close in profile to the National as i think i can find, i may have to do it twice though. then it’s proper taper, just some spinning, followed by a ride on long hill on the saturday, then it’s the big day.