Archive for 22/08/2011

Training continues…

After Friday’s brutal 70 km I was wrecked – not only because of the run itself and the tremendous heat and humidity, but also because of the bug I’d caught. I take such great care of myself that I rarely get anything – in the last 3 years, I’ve hardly even had a cold. But from time to time, an unwanted bug slips through the door – and it seems that this is one of thoise times. I spent the whole weekend recovering.

I wouldn’t recommend anyone doing what I did – the only reason I set out on Friday for my run was that I am extremely good at listening to my body, and have no problem at all about cutting a session short if I sense there is something seriously wrong with me. I was perfectly prepared to stop at the first sign. Luckily though I managed to get through it, though it was made even tougher due to my less than perfect physical condition.

So now, as I’m almost back to normal, I’ll keep my schedule for this week. Tomorrow I’ll be running into BCN for a meeting. Hopefully I’ll have time to change out of my sodden clothes after my 42 km run!

Projects continue, as do preparations for my October challenge – within the next 3 weeks I’ll have all the news rerding that. And of course training continues…


Done – exhausted but alive!

Despite the fact that I thought I was going to have problems, there was nothing serious. I tough training, but finished.

Great support from Vilaprat and great company from Quim and Fede, and also from Siscu who came out to accompany me during the last kms.

Now to exhausted to write more about it, will do so on Monday. Now It’s time to get something to eat, and later we’re invited to our friends, Santi & Susi’s house.


70 km…or perhaps not

Siscu and I are here at 4 something am, preparing my pack, my sandwiches, and waiting for Vilaprat to arrive to drive me to Platja d’Aro for me to begin my 70 km.

The truth is that I’m not sure that I’ll do the run today. Yesterday evening I didn’t feel 100%, and as this is training, not a challenge, if at any time I feel that something isn’t right, I’ll stop. It’s more important to be well, than to finish a training run – even now as I’m preparing for a challenge. The truth is that I want to do the run, but what’s most important is to listen to my body.

You’ll know as soon as I do if i don’t complete it, as I’ll be running with my GPS Tracker…


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