Posted by: Simon Berry | 23 May 2006

700 miles of training


Today I hit the 700 mile mark since I started ‘training’. My training log can be seen here. The bad news is that this works out at an average of just 30 miles a day and I will have to do an average of three times this distance everyday for 10 consecutive days once I get going this Monday.

On a more positive note . . . that’s all I will have to do! I will not be working!


  1. Looking at your Magellan reminded me of a small improvement that I made to the mount on my Magellan. If your mount is the same as mine, then water can (will) pool in the bottom. I drilled a small hole in it so the bottom of the GPS unit wasn’t permanently sitting in a pool of water. Also, and on a similar topic, I’d recommend you take a number of different sized ziplock-type plastic bags with you, so that your ‘stuff’ (especially any electronics) can be sealed and you can cover the GPS on especially bad days*. I also lined the inside of my waterproof panniers with bin bags just to be sure, driving rain has a habit of making its way though ‘waterproof’ anything!
    * As I recall the waterproofness of these devices, its usually something like ‘submerged for 30 minutes to a depth of a foot’. Well, on some of our days in the scottish rain I think we easily exceeded that!

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