Friday, April 11, 2014

Training for the Camino again

We are going on the Camino once more. This time we are starting from St Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the Pyrenees 800km from the ultimate destination at Santiago de Compostela, though unlike the first time we will not feel pressured to complete the journey. A friend commented that if we had done it properly the first time we would not have to do it again.  Ah, but he had not experienced the Camino addiction !

The biggest challenge for us will be right on the first day of the journey, when we will have to scramble up, or more likely climb slowly up the steep gradient of the Pyrenees, at a time when we are yet to be fully warmed up for the walk. As we could not find anywhere in Sydney a long stretch of 12% or so gradient  to train on, we can only hope that our knees last the first 8 km to Orisson.

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