|Reaching John O'Groats at the end of my hike from|
Lands End in 2010.
|Camping while hiking the length of the Australian Alps|
Walking Track in 2011.
The second phase, which now takes me a couple of months, depending on how long I had off, sees the gradual return of cardiovascular capability and muscle strength sufficient to run reasonable times and perhaps be competitive, but my leg recovery rate is poor. I can run hard one day, or up the first hill, but it's hard to back up for the second. It is a frustrating time because I know the fitness has in large part returned, but I am still missing something.
|Crossing a Swiss mountain pass while hiking the Via|
Alpina in 2012.
|Taking a break while hiking the length of the Hume & Hovell|
Track in 2013.