I am hoping this blog doesn’t jinx what has been a really good block of January training.
I am hoping I don’t publish this update today and wake up tomorrow with a sore throat!!
Well here goes . . . Training is going really really well.
My last post was about the first week of Jan (WC 5th Jan) being good and that has just snowballed (pun fully intended!) into a very solid 4 week block of training.
January has consisted of 17 and a half hours of cycling in addition to 11 and a quarter hours running. I have run a total of 115k since 5th January, with my long Sunday run now being circa 2 hours 10 minutes duration covering just over a half marathon distance.
Throw in two Yoga sessions a week and the odd swim and you can see why I am anxious about saying how well everything is going as I am averaging a solid 10 hours training per week.
This time last year, due to illness, I did 6 and a half hours cycling in Jan 2014 and just 1 hour 40 minutes of running – in the entire month.
This training does mean a change in my ‘chores to rest’ balance, my Sunday afternoon’s are spent laying on the settee being a couch potato and chores around the house are limited to emergencies only. Also, I have really struck it lucky so far with the weather. 50% of my cycling has been outdoors and all of the running has been outdoors and I have only been caught in bad weather once. As the saying goes ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing’.
So come on February, let’s be having you.
Thanks for reading.