To scout or not to scout?
A general ponder for you all: Is it better and/or advisable to test the bike/run circuit physically or is it enough to recce it? - I drove the Arundel cycle route last weekend to get an idea of the gradients involved and any other particularly testing or tricky elements. I then wondered aloud whether the next phase should be to go out there and try it or simply drive it again. My wife is of the opinion that going in blind/ignorant might be better because any difficulties experienced are fresh and new whereas experiencing them prior could well cause anxiety and stress. For the record I am something of a fretter so I can appreciate that line of thought.