I have not quite been the most productive blogger recently. Sorry for that. I have been tested by a chest infiection, a cold, another cold. Stomach issues. Injuries and niggles. Nothing really worth bothering anyone about (apart from my running pals Marco, Jude etc who need to listen to this all the time). Sorry guys.
But anyway: I have not given up running entirely. But when you look at my WHW Race peak mileage (in the middle of the graph) you will find that the average mileage has dropped quite a bit since. I had even a few zero mileage weeks. I guess my weekly mileage just now barely matches the daily mileage of a proper ultra distance runner (eg Richie Cunningham).
So before the WHW race I averaged at almost 70 miles / week. Now it is more like 35 miles / week. Probably just as well. Less miles in training means more recovery! (I need to stay positive).
But I hope to be able to peak at around 100 miles / week again next year. I am thinking about a 18 miler per day for 10 days in a row as peak mileage target. Subject to injury etc.
So what's next? There is nothing planned for this year apart from keeping up the occasional longish run every fortnight. And thinking about next season...
Races entered so far:
West Highland Way race (place subject to ballot)
Devil O' The Highlands
Planned: Highland Fling
And another one... for the SUMS (that needs 4 races)