Sunday, March 3, 2013

10 weeks to go

Last Thursday the American Cycling Association maps arrived and I eagerly ripped open the envelope to have a first look at them (I'd had a few drinks beforehand for a work function so was in a good mood!).

Pulling them out I have 12 mini maps that are jam packed with info, something that was overwhelming at first. After a quick glance this has driven home the enormity of the challenge ahead and made me feel my first real pangs of anxiety.

These have passed and changed again back to excitement. I watched the video below on how to read the maps and have also cross referenced the first map with some of the blogs to gauge how far others rode in the first weeks. Its helping to give me some sense of what it will be like when I set off from Yorktown.

Now its time to really step up the training.