Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Barcelona and Pyrennes cycling Tour 2017

Walking back after run /swim Sunday Morning 23 Juky 2017
Barcelona Beach 2017
Cable Car ride above Barcelona to Mount Montjuic

A happy Spanish Goldie on my run on Monday Morning 24 July 2017

Our Bags are packed outside Hotel Gaudi Barcelona heading to Pyrennes (Luchon)

A welcome from a Goldie at Luchon

.After the UTA race was a long period of recovery and vegetating but slowly getting back into some activity.

Defiitely needed the down time to avoid fatigue and any overuse injuries.I did get some hotspots in the foot which were crippling for a feww weeks and I could not do any running . I started back cycling on Saturday's with CRT and some with trainer workouts but nothing heavy.I have no definite races and just enjoying riding for what it is.

That said I had planned a year earklier to join the cycling group heading to the Pyrennes in July organised by Kim and Robyn.Had fun in 2015 and it is a great challenge to be able to ride up these hills /mountains.

We all arrived at Barcelona, some earlier others like me on 22 July 2017 with 2 days in Barcelona before heading to Luchon our first base for 4 nights climbing the various Cols staring on 25 July 2017.

barcelona was great fun.I was last here in 2011 after Lazarote with Enrico . I enjoyed walking around the old Gothis quater and the Maritime museum.

On Sunday a group of us ran to the beach and swam and then walked backed. Lovely morning which was followed with a wander round Barcelona , up to the top of Mount Montjuic and then an afternoon run around Barcelona and the gothic Quater .I ran about 5 in the orning and then 8 in the evening with a bit of walking between .On Monday did a morning run of 6 km before packing up for the 4.5 hour ride to  Luchon . We then settled in with our first dinner at Luchon in a beautiful restaurant with duck for dinner and a four course meal . Tomorrow the first ride in a beautiful part of France.