Avalanche Endurance Events : Ricochet training : Week 9

Week 9 and I have a very busy week ahead of me…

This week’s blog is brought to you by Captain James Cook, because we are going to Whitby.

Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook

Monday 22 June 2015

We would be travelling up to Whitby on Thursday, so I had a lot of work to pack into a few days before then.  I was still recovering for the session with the Bear Grylls Survival Race team on Saturday, and while my right hip was hurting, I was really starting to think that was not the underlying cause of where my body was right now.  There was a really fun dish from Hello Fresh today, summertime chipotle steak wedge.

Tasted as good as it looks :)

Tasted as good as it looks 🙂

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Work, and still aching from the weekend anyway.

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Work, and still aching from the weekend anyway, but I did manage to finish the excellent Maverick One by David Blakeley, which gave some fascinating insights into Pathfinder Selection as well as the man himself.

Another excellent read from David Blakeley

Another excellent read from David Blakeley

Thursday 25 June 2015

We drove up to Whitby, which turned into a long, hard slog, so by the time we got there we were very happy to take a walk down to Robin Hood’s Bay to stretch our legs and get something to eat.  I did not feel any particuler discomfort in my legs, but overall the walk down and back was a lot harder than it should have been.  If I had been fitter than I am at the moment it would have been a fun path through the woods to run up and down a few times.

Friday 26 June 2015

We took a walk around Whitby and enjoyed some excellent fish and chips.

Fine dining at Quayside, Whitby

Fine dining at Quayside, Whitby

Saturday 27 June 2015

I have wanted to climb Roseberry Topping ever since I saw it listed in the Trail 100, so it was too good an opportunity to miss this weekend, and as it turned out I got perfect weather for it.  You can read all about my hike here.

Bit of a breeze blowing at RV1, and RV2 in the background

Bit of a breeze blowing at RV1, and RV2 in the background

When I got back from that I had something more akin to a speed march down to Robin Hood’s Bay to get some lunch for Debbie, who had been rehearsing all morning while I had been out hiking.

  1. Roseberry Topping – 7.9 miles – 4 hours
  2. Walk (Robin Hood’s Bay) – 1.9 miles – 31 minutes 49 seconds

Sunday 28 June 2015

It was the day of Debbie’s performance, so there was not any time to get out for any walking.  In the evening we did go out for an excellent steak meal, though.  The food was delicious, very well cooked, and tasted fresh.

Delicious steak from Marine, Whitby

Delicious steak from Marine, Whitby

My diet is probably not the best, and definitely not the worst, but I have come to realise that most of my discomfort appears to be coming from my digestion, or lack of it.  I feel bloated a lot of the time, and almost always straight after eating, and I cannot allow this to continue, so I must find time to get to see the doctor next week.

Positives from this week – I climbed Roseberry Topping.

Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook

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