About two weekends ago, I went for a 52km cycle, and it was really hard. There were parts that I walked up and I suspect the reason that a previously easy ride turned into something quite difficult was because I hadn’t done a lot of exercise for the three weeks prior. After that day, I’d been back at the gym and back to regular exercise, and last weekend I did a 24km ride which was easy. Today I went a bit further. I started at 7am with a friend, and we went on a 44km ride, which was easy. (I’m judging how easy a ride is by whether I walk the last long hill or cycle the last long hill; today I cycled it).
There are about four and a half weeks left in Sydney before I go, and I’m planning my life around cycling on weekends, cycle classes at the gym, pilates classes at the gym, and other cardio and weights training. I figure the more I do, the more likely it will be that I’ll actually complete the Vietnam cycle.