I spent far too much time on social media after getting home from the David Hill Everest & didn’t get to sleep till well after 11:00pm. I was exhausted & woke up after 11:30am the next morning. When I took the week off, I planned on doing the Everest early in the week, but obviously would have to wait to see how I recover to plan what I’d do. When I heard that there was a group Everest at Mount Donna Buang, I thought “how bad ass would it be to do an Everest & then roll 5 – 6 laps of Mount Donna Buang three days later?”. I had two full days to recover, but would it be enough to do it? If I did it, I would have to start right at the start (midnight).
I was going to be hurting myself, I knew that, and I don’t have a magic recipy for how I do it, I just do. I had to get out on the bike to see where I was at, and as soon as I sat on the seat I realised how much pain my butt was in. I thought I had been soft on the Everets not to ignore the pain, but boy it must have been something yesterday. Ok so I had a really sore tailbone, and I was thinking of doing 5 – 6 repeats of Donna in less than two days. I started ice treatment, & using the butt cream to get right for Saturday. I didn’t ride far, and the legs were a lot better than I expected. My main problem was the tailbone:
I woke up still with a sore butt on the Friday, and this was a do or die day. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to start the Donna epic, let alone do so many repeats but as soon as I got on the bike I was riding ok:
I was only able to coast, and was far from fresh but could get up all the steep stuff which is all that mattered. I only had a couple of hours to ride, and went for the numbers. I did enough vertical to tick over a nice and even 10,000 vertical for the week. I thought that this would make it easier for me to work out what I’ve done for the week as I was trying to beat my weekly record of 12,500 vertical, and give me more motivation to get to that magical 6 laps on Donna. After my ride I committed to the ride, but knew I wouldn’t be 100% and would struggle.
|View of Endeavour Hills from Frogs Hollow|