Map reference: triple circuit of Box Hill from Epsom Downs. 50k and close to 1k climbing.
Carbs and caffeine: The Grey Dove, Walton-on-the-Hill http://www.thegreydovecafe.com/
Out with my old personal trainer, Neil, today. Well, he’s not old, I’m obviously the old one, and he’s the secret weapon in my training plan. I was slower than him today (I’m blaming the heavy winter wheels) but close enough in speed to force a competitive pace. And I have the advantage of knowing my way round the Surrey hills a bit, especially the cafes. I also have a car so we can drive out, do circuits and then not have to commute home. It’s early days, we don’t need to slog home. This will work as long as I can keep up. If I could only shed a decade or two (and add testosterone).
Note to self: No stretching, come on you know better. No wonder your legs ache