Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 29 2012

The knock-out flu blow


Just as training us ramping up and the distances are happily increasing, the flu virus struck the killer blow and I’m now laid up unable to move or get out. We should be having people over for New Year as well, but that’s looking unlikely. This really could not have come at a worse time, …

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Dec 19 2012

Shining lights


Winter training is a gloomy prospect at the best of times. If you live, as I do, in a region that’s a good distance from the equator, then not only does winter bring the cold, but the daylight hours evaporate to nothing leaving precious little time for training. Getting up and out the house by …

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Dec 16 2012

End of the first week

Well I got to the end of week 1 of the 24-week programme. No injuries, just little tweaks. Right shin still a little sore after the marathon training, but seems to be OK each following morning. Also the abdominals are well on the mend. But 37.34 miles is still good distance for week 1 :). …

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Dec 11 2012

And so it begins…

The Overy Barn route

So training starts today. I haven’t really stopped after the marathon in October, averaging about 25-30 miles per week. But things will start getting serious now. The run details are here: Average HR was 134 so very light (<60%). The course is here:         

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