Saturday, 5 January 2019

Zen Philosophy


We're a funny bunch, one minute swopping zen philosophy - "we must taste the bitter to appreciate the sweet", was a personal highlight, the next questioning if my route was an attempt to sketch a strava-art cock & balls (I did throw in two dubious circular loops to rack up a few extra k before coffee). That's kinda us, no big plan, no big agenda, tranquilo one minute, full gas the next.

Five of us rolled out deciding Picnic in Killyleagh would be a destination for most of us. Derry John and Stephen were aiming for 2hrs while Fanclub, Cautious Jeff (it won't last) and me were after 3hrs - hence the loops.

It was cold so we tried not to suck in too much frigid air, but on our third approach to Killyleagh we ignored the seaviews and lit the afterburners. It turns out mine must've got damp during a big weeks training, but LJ and Conor were on fire. Coffee and a chat brought heart rates back down below 190, but it wasn't too long before we were back up to full speed 💓 with some scary numbers.

Home as planned with 3hrs in our legs with plenty of smiles along the way. It wasn't easy, but that's how you know you're moving forward.