Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Back here at Sunny Smethwick.

I decided to make this week a rest week and to start my finalised Stage 2 plan next Monday.

So I've driven in today and amazingly it was pretty light at 0530hrs so I'll be enjoying the morning pedal even more next week.

My Stage 2 plan is this:

Monday will be an East side pedal in - 20 miles with a 12 miler home.
Tuesday wil be the bog standard 24 mile round trip.
Wednesday will be an East side pedal in - 20 miles with a 12 miler home.
Thursday wil be the bog standard 24 mile round trip.
Friday I will drive.

This will go for 6 weeks with a rest on the 7th.

Then the following 6 weeks will be an all 20 miler in with 12 miles home.

Rest for a week.

The next 6 weeks will be an all 20 miler in alternating between an easy East side route and a difficult west side route, again with a 12 miler home and a 24 mile round trip on the Friday. The first ever scheduled 5 day a week pedal!

Rest for a week.

A 6 week window of alternating 20 milers in with a 12 miler home but this time with a 20 miler on Friday.

Rest for a week.

And finally - A Monday to Friday West side 20 mile in with 12 miles home.

West side Route:

East side route:

I will be getting a few weekend pedals in too now the Rugby season is drawing to a close, there a few larger milage routes planned. A 50 miler Bridgnorth loop and the planned 120 miler to my folks in Tywyn too. Not forgetting the off road micro adventures.

I'm pretty enthused to be honest, seeing the plan in black and white in a spreadsheet has given me the re-focus I needed. I could feel everything starting to drift and become a bit samey, what with the static weight for 6 weeks despite some high mileage (for me) it was all getting a bit of a chore.

To return to the Cricket analogy I used when I cracked 4 stones, I've now retaken guard and am ready for my next century!

There's just the tricky moment tonight when I weigh myself after the tour and no pedalling for a week. This just might be the equivalent of a first ball LBW shout waiting for the Umpire's finger to be raised...


  1. So you'll only be a road tax dodger 4 days out of 5, and 1 week out of 7.

    Lycra lout!

  2. Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough! Etc etc...

  3. Clive u seem to have it all covered mate

  4. Cheers Les, hope so. It certainly can't do any worse than the last 6 weeks can it?

  5. Your the man with a plan Clive
    and a very descriptive entertaining post also.

    Clive do you carry much gear in to work on your trip
    also whats your average speed.
    I mean you must be doing some on a 20 miler constantly.
    I look forward to the next read keep it up mate.

  6. That's a very detailed plan. Do you have a plan for if that plan doesn't work? ;-) lol

  7. And a plan if the plan of the plan doesn't work. I'm working on the plan if the plan of the plan of the plan doesn't work too.