Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Distances for Jan and Feb

Just a bunch of numbers for my own pleasure... these should get gradually more impressive as my training progresses. At least that's the theory.


Total mileage - 112.22

Miles run - 39.26
Miles walked - 72.96

Jan 1st - 6.2 miles (5 mile race, 1.2 walk)
Jan 2nd - 3.86 mile walk.
Jan 3rd - 8.53 mile walk.
Jan 4th - 4.4 miles (1.4 walk, 3 run- intervals at club)
Jan 5th - 1.4 mile walk.
Jan 6th - 1 mile walk. 
Jan 7th - 9.85 mile hike.
Jan 8th - 2.58 mile walk.
Jan 9th - 7.55 miles (4 run, 1.55 walk, 2 at club) plus 1/2 hr yoga, circuits at club.
Jan 10th - 4.8 mile walk.
Jan 11th - 3 miles (1 walk, 2 at club) Plus circuits at club.
Jan 12th - 2.26 mile walk (rest day!)
Jan 13th - 0.9 mile. arse.
Jan 14th - 4.06 mile run. 
Jan 15th - 4.37 mile walk.
Jan 16th - 5 miles. (3 walk, 2 at club) plus 1/2 hr yoga, circuits at club.
Jan 17th - 8.8 miles. (4 walk, 4.8 run) plus 1/2 hr yoga.
Jan 18th - 1 mile walk.
Jan 19th - naff all.
Jan 20th - 1/2 hr Just Dance
Jan 21st - naff all, again...
Jan 22nd - 1.54 miles.
Jan 23rd - 1.47 mile walk.
Jan 24th - 4 mile walk plus 1/2 hr yoga.
Jan 25th - 3.24 miles run, inc time trial. Plus circuits at club.
Jan 26th - 1.47 mile walk.
Jan 27th - 1.53 mile walk.
Jan 28th - 1.55 mile walk.
Jan 29th - 6.36 mile geocaching.
Jan 30th - 10.66 miles (7.16 run, 2 at club, 1.5 walk) plus 40 min yoga and circuits at club.
Jan 31st - 1.47 mile walk.


Total milage - 124.2

Miles run - 70.70
Miles walked - 53.50

Feb 1st - 6.02 miles (4.02 walk, 2 at club) plus circuits.
Feb 2nd - buggar all, rest day.
Feb 3rd - buggar all...erm, another rest day apparently...
Feb 4th - 2.86 miles walk.
Feb 5th - 0.79 walk. FFS
Feb 6th - 11.05 miles (4.26 walk, 4.79 run, 2 at club) plus 1/2 hour yoga and circuits at club.
Feb 7th - 1.47 mile walk.
Feb 8th - 7.53 miles (1.47 walk, 4.06 run, 2 at club) plus circuits.
Feb 9th - 0.9 miles walk.
Feb 10th - 0.9 miles walk.
Feb 11th - 1.86 mile walk.
Feb 12th - 2.73 mile run. Stupid snow/ice.
Feb 13th - 8.47 miles (7 run, 1.47 walk) plus 3/4hr yoga.
Feb 14th - 1.55 mile walk. stupid work!
Feb 15th - 8.77 miles (1.47 walk, 4 run, 3.3 at club)
Feb 16th - 1.96 mile walk
Feb 17th - 2.96 mile run.
Feb 18th - 7.4 miles (4.82 run, 2.58 walk)
Feb 19th - 8.74 mile walk.
Feb 20th - 3.96 miles (1.96 walk, 2 at club) plus circuits
Feb 21st - 5.92 miles (4.06 run, 1.86 walk) plus 1/2hr yoga.
Feb 22nd - 2.58 miles walk.
Feb 23rd - nuffink.
Feb 24th - 5.53 miles. (4.06 run, 1.47 walk)
Feb 25th - 3.06 mile walk.
Feb 26th - 6.3 miles. (5.4 fell race, 0.9 walk)
Feb 27th - 5.31 miles. (1.55 walk, 2 at club, 1.76 run) plus circuits at club.
Feb 28th - 10.49 miles. (8.53 run, 1.96 walk)
Feb 29th bonus day! - 5.1 miles (1.86 walk, 1.23 run, 2.01 TT) plus 30 mins yoga.

Blogging instead of running?

Marathon training is going ok so far. Up to the grand distance of 9.3 mile 'long' runs. My overall weekly mileage was 32 miles last week though, almost double what I normally do. That's good progress!
I've come to the conclusion that I need to exercise first. Today, my plan said a 3-4 mile interval session. It's half 3 and I havn't been out and probably wont. Fortunately I can do it tomorrow as part of my club session, but that is besides the point. I should have just gone straight out when I got in with the dog. (I'd walked her to the vets and back for her vaccinations. Poor thing is zonked out at the moment.) But instead I fannied about, had to have a drink, then lunch then a bit more fannying and basically ran out of time/enthusiasm for anything much.
I'm going to rue every wasted moment when I go back to full time in May. All this time I could (should) have spent training or cleaning or baking or anything other than sitting on Facebook and bloody Fetch!
I was having some doubts as to whether this marathon is a good idea while I was running yesterday. Fannying aside, will I ever be ready? Can I really prepare for 26 miles, 3500ft in such a space of time? I think it's the 3500ft that scares me more than the 26miles in a way. For 26 miles you can just keep plodding, walking if you have to and get round. It's the climbing that will exhaust the unprepared. I've done very little in the way of serious hills so far in my training. Although on Thursday I went with a group of blokes from club for a night run in Wass Woods which is moderately hilly and I didn't walk once, even though I desperately wanted to! (Just looking and that is only 261m or approx 800ft of ascent. Hmm keep climbing...)
Advice is vague, just really time on feet. All the various plans assume to want to do the London Marathon and don't really offer what I want for a tough fell marathon. Indeed, people talk of sub 3hr times like it's normal. The current female record for the Phoenix stands at 4hr15mins. Ha, I'll be lucky to get sub 6hrs I reckon!
Mind you, without the kick up the arse of the encroaching start date, I'll only flounder around the 10mile mark forever without ever really testing what I can do.

And this is why I should be out there, not sat here musing.