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How do you train for a 12-day multi sport extravaganza in Argyll & the Isles? Mark Beaumont

How do you train for a 12-day multi sport extravaganza in Argyll & the Isles? Mark Beaumont
I was asked this question by a friend casting a jealous eye over my ‘work schedule’ for the coming fortnight. Travelling the length and breadth of the islands and mainland, just me, a van full of toys and a fantastic entourage of filmmakers. The trick to training for any madcap adventure is to taper your training, avoid stress and get plenty of sleep. In the real world we had our second daughter 8 weeks ago, I have been racing in the French Alps & leading London to Paris cycles, as well juggling a crammed events schedule. I am not making any excuses, I am packed, I am excited and I am raring to go! I can’t wait for a fortnight of sky splitting sunshine and adventures on the west coast of Scotland!

Make sure you follow online @MrMarkBeaumont and @exploreargyll. Each day I will be posting videos, photos and updates as I meet up with friends and make new friends whilst I kayak, run, cycle, swim, horse ride, motorbike, quad bike, sail and even row a viking boat as far and wide as I can. Argyll and the Isles is where I spent the early years of my life, where my father was an estate manager and our farmhouse on Kintyre looked across the straits to the Isle of Gigha. Back then I was king of the sand-castles and thirty years later I am excited to go back and explore the coastline, hills and islands in every detail. This is a beautiful part of Scotland that I have strong connection to, but don’t actually know very well. That’s all about to change.

If you live in Argyll and the Isles, do follow the GPS tracker and come out to see me en route and if you’re within commute of Oban then come along to the evening of films and stories at the Corran Halls on August 3rd.

The adventure starts this Sunday! Welcome to #WildAboutArgyll

Guest blog post by Mark Beaumont.

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