Training for next year’s 10nTaff for Tŷ Hafan has become almost therapeutic. Getting out for a couple of hours at the end of a day just gives my mind time to breathe, especially in these difficult times. As a family, we are still socially isolating. This meant training alone and, in July, I trained for 18 of the 31 days for a total of nearly 31 hours. This included 68 miles on foot ascending 10,270 feet (3130m) and cycling, mainly off-road, 60 miles whilst ascending 6200 feet (1890m). With easing of Covid-19 restrictions, I also took the opportunity to take an evening walk up the Pen-y-Fan mountain, my first visit since January 2020. So far in 2020, I’ve hiked 384 miles climbing 40,465 feet (Everest is 29,029 feet high) and cycled 360 miles climbing 35,109 feet. My core exercises for July were 7095, taking the year’s total to 38,350. It may seem a lot, but it is what is needed if I am going to take on an complete next year’s 10 mountains and 55 mile cycle challenge. And here are some photos I’ve taken along the way.
Training in the month: Hiking (22 1/2 hrs 68 miles), Cycling (mainly off road) (7 3/4 hrs 60 miles) and 7095 strength exercises.
Find out more about the challenge: 10nTaff 10 mountain and 52 miles cycling challenge for Ty Hafan
Just Giving page: 10nTaff for Ty Hafan – Paul Fears
Related blog: 10nTaff Training Keeping Me Sane