Two thousand miles

Tonight’s training run sees my annual mileage surpass 2000 miles for the first time ever.

Meanwhile, this last weekend had me running 17:26 over 5k in the first Ryston Cross Country race of the season, see images (although I’m not sure you’d wish to encounter that on a dark alley at night).

Holt 10k at the weekend, and potentially Fenland 10m at the end of the month.

Pictures courtesy of Tony Payne (http://www.tony-payne.co.uk/cross%20country.htm)

Week ending 10th July

43 mpw, 7:40 min/mile

Footage from the 2010 Lord Mayor’s 5k

The Hancock Half Hour was run as a steady training run, rather than the race it could have been. Instead, I raced the difficult Lord Mayor’s 5k in 18.11, which was not too shabby. Particularly considering the fact that it formed part of 30 miles that were run within 40 hours including a 6.5 mile round trip warm up/down.

This week is all about preparing for the Fairlands Valley 50k. Including the preceding Saturday, I’ll be aiming for two rest days.

How far is too far?

July_2011_race_calendar

Today I entered the Fairlands Valley Challenge. This makes my race mileage for July alone extortionately high – as if it were not high enough already. In fact, I will race further in two July races than I will have raced in all other races this year added together. See if you can use the pie chart to work out how far.

Note: maths knowledge alone is not sufficient to answer this one, hence it’s filed under ‘training’