Florida is flat and so the hills and mountains of New Zealand are helping me with my preparation for the 3,000 miles in 30 days less than a month away. Training is going well. Butt discomfort is declining but back discomfort is increasing. In the photo will be seen some sheep in the field. New Zealanders total 4 million people and some 40 million sheep. Thank goodness sheep don’t get the vote.
I must admit to bike training being very enjoyable. I have always found swimming boring as its mile after mile of looking at the bottom of a pool - such sameness. Running is better as the scenery changes and it can be done with friends. Cycling is better still if you are not staring at someone else’s butt. I like to ride a hybrid and sit nearly upright and without anyone in front of me and here is New Zealand the scenery is very rewarding.