The Deer Runner

The Deer Runner

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Press the reset button.

I was determined to get back to proper training and managed a couple of recovery runs the week after the West Highland Way.  A family holiday to Germany was next at the beginning of July.  I packed some running gear but prioritised family time, I wasn't too bothered about running on holiday managing a grand total of 8 miles over two weeks.

Once home it was time to get organised.  I planned to run home from work every day which would give a solid midweek 15 miles and do a long run at the weekend.  I entered one of my local races, the Speyside Ultra, giving me just over four weeks to prepare, then the wheels came off.  After Wednesday I have been floored by a chest infection where running will have to be postponed for at least a week.

Once fit enough I'm going to start an ultra training program as soon as possible.  Usually I have a race target when completing a program, this one will see me peak around December / January where Scottish ultras have their winter lull.  I'm not sure what I'll do at this time of year, whether it's an event or on my own, I'll decide once the training begins.

Week ending 26th June - Tues 3, Sat 6.  Weekly total 9 miles.
Week ending 03rd July - 0 miles.
Week ending 10th July - Wed 6.  Weekly total 6 miles.
Week ending 17th July - Tues 2.  Weekly total 2 miles.
Mon 3, Tues 3, Wed 3.  Weekly total 9 miles.