I didn't go for any speed records and just eased myself back into it, the 16 miles went ok and meant I can put 8 "leisure " miles onto my God Dammned July challenge sheet if it works now that is!
The new tyres felt ok too, maybe a bit heavier and slightly less responsive, but I'll take that if it means no visitations from the Puncture Fairy.
Started: 12 Jul 2010 05:50:37
Ride Time: 1:12:35
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 16.33 miles
Average: 14.78 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 35.10 miles/hr
Climb: 184 feet
My weekend went very well, the conference was really good and as usual I learned stuff and had some of my coaching ideas and philosophies reinforced by the sessions. I also as usual took away a few gems to incorporate into my coaching sessions at my club.
England's Rugby World Cup winning winger Ben Cohen ran a session, which was interesting, he's new to coaching and it showed. But he had a nice manner about him and I'm sure he'll be able to translate his success on the pitch to success on the coaching front. Don't think for one moment that being a hugely successful player will make you a successful coach. I've seen some massive names in rugby try their hand at coaching and fail miserably. No names no pack drill, but coaching is different to playing!
Ben Cohen and my club's Director of Rugby and England's 7 a side coach Russell Earnshaw.
Ben during his footwork and agility session.
One of the Coaches I know pretty well Dan Tanner, pictured below, is doing JOGLE in aid of the RFU's injured players foundation.
Full story here.
He got his bike through the cycle to work scheme and is in the process of training hard for it now with his mates. Me and my mate Ski have rashly agreed to meet up with the team and cycle with them through the Midlands stage of the ride. That's what happens when you're collared by well meaning folk when you've had too many pints of Guinness! Thanks Dan, you git!