1ST Munro. Ben Lomond
by Kendo » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:45 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 15/08/2010
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 974mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Firstly I need to say...I'm an idiot and i didnt reasearch enough or prepare well enough to do this hill!
The fitness i thought i had built up over the last few weeks with a lot of long walks on the flat was quickly made a mockery off when i started off a bit too fast at the bottom. I quickly had to adjust my pace and stride so started to take it easier with fewer breaks. All was going well and I got to the top in around 2hrs 45 min. I had expected to be alot quicker than this and was quite dissapointed...but on reflection keeping my slighlty injured knee in good condition while dragging my 19 stone up there it was quite satisfying to get to the top atall!!!
The way down was a different matter. I decided to do the loop thus making it longer than i needed to.
Keeping the knee good on the way down was a nearly impossible. I'm actually slower coming down than going up half the time. I just kept it steady with a few more breaks than on the way up!!! my knee being the main brake to my progress. Apart from that the way down did seem a bit more extreme than i was expecting. Dont really know waht i was expecting but that wasnt it!!!
I think I will be waiting till ive lost a few more pounds to before i tackle another climb.
So 2 days after i did it...i'm in agony, my knee is as bad as it was and I've got some nice photos
But I'm really please with myself and tho i might not have realised it at the time I loved every minute of it!!
by Nicla » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:30 pm
by Kendo » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:19 pm
- WILL GET MORE OF MY PICS UP SHORTLY
by robertian » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:00 pm
I have also become converted to the use of pain killers - before, during and after my excursions.
Dont give up yet , get back out and overcome the pain
by Paul Webster » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:30 am
The fitness i thought i had built up over the last few weeks with a lot of long walks on the flat was quickly made a mockery off when i started off a bit too fast at the bottom. I quickly had to adjust my pace and stride so started to take it easier
Feels like that for everyone I promise! It's only when you go back to easier terrain after a step up that you feel the benefit of any improved fitness. Hope your knee is feeling a bit better and you are ready to plan another trip
by Kendo » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:52 am
By 5 O'clock i had picked my next hill!!!!
Will keep on it. Legs are feeling alot better already.
by munrowalker » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:26 pm
2hrs 45 was not a bad time at all for getting to the top of Lomond at all!
by kevsbald » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:11 pm
by 2dalmatians » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:51 pm