down from the Lauteret after dropping car off for the stage with my brother. got dropped due to mechanical. ankle was flipping sore after stopping at the bakery. turns out I wore my front brake out on the descent, but didn't really notice till the end.
Cycling58:02 14.1 km (14.6 kph) +591m ahr:162 max:195
Great fun off road slog up the Lauteret. quite rocky.
HR data a bit crap.
Cycling20:57 15.39 km (44.1 kph) ahr:179 max:220
after an ace afternoon spectating Froome dog et al, a quick whizz down off the Lauteret, we were pretty speedy after the voiture balai so the descent hadn't got super crazy by this point. The 15km, 10km banners were still up so it felt like we were still on the TdF (apart from the fact there were a few motorhomes driving down the route).
Plodding2:44:05  12.18 km (13:28 / km) +544m11:01 / km (injured)shoes: X Talon 212 #6
Walk along ridge with Dad. Cable car station 2200m > chairlift 2200m.
Plan was for me to do the climbs and Dad to contour round. Took the first hill solo, was trying reasonably hard, but suffered a bit of a sharp pain on the inside of my achilles (where the TDH tendons are). Damn. Managed to walk round the rest of it, but I cut out any unnecessary climb. A bit annoying.
Cycling21:31  12.2 km (34.0 kph) +29m (injured)
Ride down to pick the car up with my Brother. As suspected this turned into a massive burn up, which maybe wasn't ideal with my achilles, but no clicking once I'd finished thankfully. Pedalling pretty much midway between heel and midfoot.
Achilles quite sore once I'd cycled down the valley this morning and was very clicky once I'd got off the bike. Wasn't too bad on the ride back up and when I finished but Id changed to pretty much mid/heel position on the pedal by this point.
Achilles again a bit sore walking this pm but once it had clicked out at the start it seemed OK, better on the descent than climb.
Cycling35:01 15.95 km (27.3 kph) +48m ahr:126 max:165
Cycling1:01:09 19.94 km (19.6 kph) +517m ahr:150 max:191
Plodding1:25:42  5.96 km (14:23 / km) +495m10:09 / km shoes: X Talon 212 #6