Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Q. What's got 2 legs and flies?

No. of km done: 651
No. of km to target: 349
Conditions: Sunny and warm
Starting music: Many of Horror by Biffy Clyro
Finishing music: Call On Me by Eric Prydz

A. Me. Though unfortunately "flies" means I swallowed two flies while out today rather than the fact I ran particularly swiftly. I should probably be grateful for the extra protein, but I suspect it's not the most hygenic of snacks...

Can't quite figure out what's going on with my Nike sportband. Or rather, how it works out how far I have to go. At the start of the week I was ahead of schedule, so I skipped a run as a break after my catch-up efforts. Today I did 5 miles - and yet I'm now 10 miles behind??? It might all even out by Friday, but it does seem somewhat schizophrenic. Thankfully I know as long as I'm at the equivalent of 990 km done by the day before my last run, I'm good. Well, I may not be good after having done 990 km, but at least I'll be on schedule.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Hauling my arse back on track

No. of km done: 636
No. of km to target: 364
Conditions: Cloudy and warm
Starting music: Shake It by Metro Station
Finishing music: Where's Your Head At? by Basement Jaxx

Well that was a bit of a slog, but I've done it. After getting at one point 20 miles behind schedule after missing four runs over less than 2 weeks, I've managed to catch up and am bang on target again. Not without some serious effort though - I've run over 20 miles in the last 7 days, and one of those was a 10 km run in 30°C heat (which very nearly did me in - don't try this at home, kids. Especially as running round and round in your home will get very boring very fast).

Pleased to have cleared the backlog though, and also pleased I can maybe bank some miles in advance again so that if I need to take any days off in future I won't have to catch up. Also pleased that I'm very nearly at 2/3rds done! Now if only I had 2/3rds of the sponsorship I wanted - looks like I need to do some more pimping of myself. Or rather, what I'm doing - I'm not literally going to pimp myself to raise money. Apart from anything else, I doubt it'd make much.