1,000kms #fail

Unfortunately it’s time to give up on the 1,000kms target for the year.

I was already “behind the curve” as they say going into November, but I was determined to give it a really good go. By the 11th I’d already done over 65kms and was 13kms over my required “run-rate”, but then it went downhill from there. I had a week in London, a week being ill and then a week in New York. None of which were conducive to exercising.

In the end I managed just under 90kms for the month – but not the 140+ I needed to keep on track. And now I’ve left myself too much to do in December (just under 200kms to hit the 1,000kms target – when I haven’t passed 100kms in any other month).

So it’s time to be realistic and call it a day. I’ll still exercise in December, but I won’t care about the kms so much as the individual goal. And I won’t set this challenge for next year either. In the end I’ll need to do some different training to achieve my challenges for next year – not all of it will be distance related, I’ll also need to do strength and speed work.

So I hit one goal for this blog a year early, but missed out on the other one.

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13 responses to “1,000kms #fail

  1. But Patrick, 200km is 20 days of December prior to Xmas at 10km / 50 minutes of running a day. Surely you can find 50 minutes each day to hit your goal? what a Christmas pressie that would be to yourself!

    • Hi Mike – unfortunately you’re maths is wrong – for me at the moment 10kms is more like 65 mins of running! I’m not trying to be defeatist, more realistic. I’ve not managed to find that sort of time previously, so I’m not sure I will now either…

      • PS – I like the idea of the “Xmas present”, but for me continuing to grow my businesses and see my family will be better presents. It’s not that I can’t do it, but that my priorities mean that I won’t get the chance.

  2. I take about 2 – 3 days to recover from a 10k so wouldn’t be able to keep to that schedule either!

  3. Mo

    Can you amend the challenge slightly and row or cycle the remaining distance instead? Seems a shame to fall short of the target after all the k’s you have put in.

  4. Gives you something to shoot for in 2013. Don’t even worry about it. Easy goals are no fun anyway.

  5. smellingthehoneysuckle

    Hi! I nominated you for the Liebster Award – I’ve really enjoyed your blog! http://smellingthehoneysuckles.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/liebster-award/

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