After saying that I thought achieving my 1,000kms for the year target was looking unlikely I decided to go for it and see if I could actually achieve it.
At the time of writing that last post it looked like a ridiculous target to aim for. Of course it was possible, but as I previous said – unlikely. It looked a little like, oh I don’t know, someone telling me in early July that I’d be able to swim Windermere in September. You know, the kind of ambition that was way beyond … wait a minute. So that’s when I decided to have a real go at it.
So far I’ve done well. As of Sunday evening I had done over 65kms and was 13.88kms above the required “run-rate”. To put that into perspective, in no other month had I managed more than 100kms, yet in 11 days I am 2/3 of the way there.
But now here’s the problem – I’m currently at the start of a week in London with work and that means no gym and as my leg is injured, no running either. So this week I won’t add to my goal and by the time I wake up (at home) on Saturday morning I’ll be 14.44kms behind the required run-rate instead.
I did consider bringing my kit to London, but apart from the extra hassle of packing it and carrying it around, I couldn’t see when (yet alone where) I would go. I don’t know any gyms around here, I’m not staying in a hotel that has one and as I said, I can’t run at the moment. On top of that, I expect that I’ll actually be out every night I’m here – I’m not complaining about this bit, just stating it.
To top it off, I’ve got a week away in New York with work at the end of the month. I am taking my kit with me there and I hope they have a gym in the hotel, if not this 1,000kms goal will be a bit more than unlikely I’m afraid.