2010 has ended quite well. A run of 40+ mile weeks a light one incorporating christmas day (well a boy does need to do some seasonal celebrating - would be rude to work colleagues, friends and loved ones not to).
With a complete week off the target this week was a kickstart into 2011, 50 miles+, afterall I have the tough 28m North York Moor's based Tandem event next Saturday. The next weekend will be tougher still with the Scarborough Rock LDWA challenge (24m?) and a stage of the Ultra Tour Lake District the next day - which I'm sure will be over marathon length. I failed my 50m target today, but felt the quality was good and must have been worth about this total in summer conditions.
My running week started on Monday with a day off (I'd run a hard-paced off-road 14 on Sunday). Tuesday saw 6.5 local road miles on a flat East Hull course but at good pace.
Thursday was another runless day as I battled to clear up my house and get some things ready for new year.... with stiff and achey calves from all that snow running. Friday saw just 3.5m squuezed in after spending most the day with out-of-town friends, before cel-ebriation began. Saturday I was more restricted still, 2.5m, run very fast. Sunday would have required 15m to hit target and in the end time escaped me. I squeezed in 8 undulating road miles in 1hr just before Sunday lunch. So no 50m boast..... but some good road pace and a more-than-its-miles-worth off-road LSR.
So.... here's to 2011. Like this week I may not achieve everything I desire, but I'll be happy with what I achieve if its taken some effort and hardship, but provided enjoyment, along the way.