January Check In

Started strong, hit an early wall but pulled it back a little…

When setting yourself such a big overall target you really want to get out of the blocks as quickly as possible and take a decent chunk out of the number. That was my intention come 1st January as I looked to get ahead and complete ten percent (100km) of the challenge in its first month. I figured if I could do that I’d essentially be able to take one week off each month to recover if needed and still hit the target. As it turned out I needed that rest week a lot sooner than anticipated thanks to a wonderful flu bug!

Having fought off the flu I dived back into it putting up 34km in the last week of January. Alas, I still finished the month short of the goal, making it to 81km so far in 2020. At that pace I’d finish the year on 972km so I’ve to pick it up a bit.

With that in mind, February is upon us and I’ve already got a deficit to make up. Better get to it. 120km to run in the shortest month of the year, no problem.

If you’d like to keep up with my progress throughout the year please do follow the blog, and more importantly please consider donating to EFTC through my Virgin Money Giving page (link below) to support their incredible work.

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