I’m currently on holiday for a ‘training camp’ in Jamaica, Queens. It’s all focused on the hill climb season now. As part of my training, I cycle 2 miles to an outside velodrome at Kissena Park and try and so some kind of intervals over the lumpy concrete track. If I’m really feeling adventurous, I travel over to ‘sanitation hill’ – a short hill by a sanitation department. It’s not exactly the Chilterns; if you really go for it, you can climb the hill in 1:40. But, it makes a change from doing another lap around the track.
My first race of the hill climb season is this Sunday. Glossop Kinder Velo’s promotion of Snake Pass. 6 km of climbing at 6%. It’s a far cry from here in New York. But, at least I will be acclimatised for any potential heatwave the Pennines may unexpectedly experience in early September.
Normal blogging should be resumed next week.
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