Friday, December 18, 2009

Walk #352: Hills!

Now that I've announced my intention (the CR trip) it is time to do the work. Angel and I ran the long loop. Then I cinched up my backpack and spent 1/2 hour walking up and down a couple of hills. I threw a few hardcover books into the backpack for weight. It is important to get used to carrying a backpack again. These legs are strong, but need to get stronger. And we only have 20 days or so to pull this off.

I am also restricting calories. We worry more as we get older. Gone are the youthful will-o-the-wisp days when getting ready for a trip meant grabbing your toothbrush.

Wish me luck...


Woodswalker said...

Indeed, I do wish you luck, Allan! Sounds like a great trip you've got planned. And think how terrific you'll feel when you get in super shape. I'm rooting for you.

Ian Woofenden said...

Did a ride to a consultation/visit in LaConner -- a nice ride with a wild load.

38.52 miles
10.12 mph average
31.36 mph max