Today was my Spinning class with Brett and I just had to check with him as to what the finishing time was for the Lost City Cycle Challenge - I'm thinking about doing the 70km. I started off contemplating the 12km first, I promise. Brett says it is a very easy ride, very flat - doesn't have the hills like we have here in Joburg and it is fast. The thing is: can I do flat, easy and fast. It is only a month away and there is not much chance for me to get some serious road training time in. Brett asked if I had decided yet - sheepishly I told him that I'm still thinking about it. It is my faith in me that varies from day to day and of course my ability for Endurance - I'm working on that. He did say that I am getting stronger and tackling the hills better. My standing runs/climbs have also improved. Not all bad things. The thing is I'll be carrying alot of weight with me if I do this one.
The most inspiring reason for me to do this race is for its cause : CANSA
"CANSA is a community-driven and volunteer-based organisation that has been fighting cancer to save lives for the past 77 years. Started in 1931 by a group of medical professional concerned about the high incidence of cancer, CANSA has grown to become one of the leading cancer NGOs in the country with 45 offices around the country and more than 12 000 volunteers and 260 staff members.
I guess I think I'm up for the challenge - and I might just surprise myself. What do you guys think??