How far is too far?


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’

Week ending 15th May

31 mpw, 7:31 min/mile

The week started well but, by Wednesday, I was feeling tired and lethargic. I was suffering a cold, which I strongly suspected was a result of overtraining. I was always going to rest Wednesday and Thursday because of work commitments, but my legs were not feeling any less tired. As I had entered the Dereham 10m on Sunday, I reluctantly ran an easy hour on Friday and subsequently rested on Saturday.

When I say rested, what I mean is I went to a friend’s birthday party, took part in a rather physical game of rounders (darting and diving all over the place) and had a typical birthday bbq. Anyway I woke up Sunday morning feeling stiff in all sorts of places thoroughly questioning my decision to run.

Given all of that, I ran the Dereham 10m in 61min 26secs.