Money Raised so far: £300
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Cycle: 2000 Miles to include 2 100 mile rides
Complete Ride London amd one other 100 miler
So far: 297.77 Miles
Mileage needed each week to hit target: 48 Miles
Rides planned: Cotswold Bike Ride, Ride London and one other 100 miler
Run: 750 Miles to include 2 half marathons.
So Far: 176.66 Miles including one half marathon.
Mileage needed each week to hit target: 16.4
Runs Planned: Mud Run
Walking: 500 miles
So far: 82.31
Mileage need each week to hit target: 12 miles
So looking at the above, I guess the one thing I can say is at least the numbers mileage wise are going up. Sadly just not as fast as I would like and therefore the average distance needed is on an upward spike too.
I think my targets may prove to be a bit ambitious, but that’s the point of a challenge I guess! It would be easy to push the goals down I guess but then whats the point in doing that. So its keep calm and carry on. Focus on the positives and do my best to make the targets. The main target for me, is to keep having fun, get fit and raise as much money as possible for the charity. And currently I’m doing all of that, so no complaints from me in that regard!
So whats been going on. Well I have a new job. And that’s obviously leading to some adjustments in planning things and taken up free time. Running will need to be reduced on lunches, so i think that goal is now going to be the hardest to hit. Hence bringing in walking as a goal to encourage me to get out on lunches when I can still. But i’ve been after a promotion at work for a while so I’m pleased about this.
We had an amazing holiday in Nice. It was a much needed break and I’m glad we got to have some much needed downtime. We even did a spot of cycling! And walking. so much walking.
This month I have my first long distance sportive in the Cotswold BHF bike ride. This ride always has a lot of good memories for me as its the first sportive/charity ride i ever did, when I did the 30 miler. This year I am doing the 50 mile route, which I did for the first time last year. And the first hill is brutal. I’m not sure how well ill do this year, but its my first long ride of the year so will see how it goes.
I had a lucky escape the other day when I got knocked off my bike. Thankfully I just am covered in grazes and the bike amazingly was unscathed. Still wasn’t pleasant.
I’m also feeling setting myself a set time of 7 hours in Ride London is silly. What if i feel sore on the day, or its hot. I don’t want to put pressure on myself unduly so its an amended goal of just riding as fast as i can on the day and just enjoying the experience. I’d focusing on thing like training and diet to give myself the best chance possible of doing well, but honestly I’m not going to force it too much.
So I’m still cracking on, hoping to really have a good month with it all this month, but remembering to cut myself a break if i don’t. I’ll get there it just might take longer than I’d like.