Thursday, April 7, 2016

Week 14

Week 14.


Time Avg
Elev Gain
Elev Loss
Calories HR
1st Apr Man flu / Chest infection
2nd Apr Man flu / Chest infection
3rd Apr Man flu / Chest infection
4th Apr Man flu / Chest infection
5th Apr Man flu / Chest infection
6th Apr Man flu / Chest infection
7th Apr Man flu / Chest infection
Week 14 0.00 0.00 00:00:00 0 0 0
Week 13 21.72 34.95 04:03:13 229 249 2,505
Week 12 21.21 34.14 03:40:53 578 481 2,499
Week 11 53.27 85.72 09:59:05 1501 1296 6,240
Week 10 41.50 66.79 07:46:54 882 773 4,872
Week 9 21.00 33.80 03:53:34 547 545 2,631
Week 8 27.43 44.14 05:02:31 421 416 3,176
Week 7 35.87 57.73 06:41:54 829 927 4,444
Week 6 24.82 39.94 04:36:11 395 443 2,830
Week 5 27.70 44.58 05:24:26 671 656 3,235
Week 4 31.50 50.69 06:11:56 806 831 3,528
Week 3 36.50 58.74 06:58:54 873 825 4,390
Week 2 29.70 47.82 05:37:20 629 621 3,720
Week 1 30.00 48.28 05:51:27 629 580 3,633
TOTAL 402.22 647.32 3 days 03:48:18 8,990 8,643 47,703
To go   847.78 1,368.68

My first 0 miles training week due to a lingering chest infection following a bout of man flu.

I could have probably got out for a short walk from Tuesday night onwards but I decided to rest completely in the hope I can totally kick it into touch before the 50k walk in just over 2 weeks. 

There is no point going out pushing for a few miles if it just sets my recovery back a few days or more, and with the temperature dropping quite considerably this week it wouldn't do me any good at all.

The good news is I am still just ahead of the weekly average I need.

I am off to Manchester tomorrow to watch Muse at the 'Phones 4 U' Arena (or the MEN arena as most people still call it).  Should be an awesome show.

That does mean I will spend most of Friday and Saturday being dragged around the shops so while there won't be any speed training involved it will certainly be good endurance training!  Just a shame it won't count towards my challenge!

I don't know what it is about shopping.  I'll happily spend up to 24 hours walking non stop but after 30 minutes of walking around the shops I find the first thing I look for as I enter each shop is a seat.

There certainly doesn't appear to be enough of them around and I think shops are missing a trick here.  Imagine how much longer your partner would spend in a shop if they knew you were sat in a nice comfy chair watching the world go by.   There is a limit to how much time I can just sit in Costa or Starbucks.

I plan to get out for my first 'proper' training session on Monday.  Hopefully I will be close to 100% fit by then, but I will take it steady rather than head straight out into a 20 miler.  I really just need to get the legs energised over the next 2 weeks ready for the 50k, and then keep them ticking over for the Rotterdam 50 miles 3 weeks later.

I apologise for being a bit slack with the blog over the past few weeks but I have been a bit demotivated not being able to get out and walk.  I'll be back on it next week!

And don't forget, the second part of my challenge is to try and raise £2,016 for Finley's Tracks and all donations are welcome here.  A big thank you to everyone who has already sponsored me online or offline, and to those who have pledged to donate later.

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