"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Training Update

My training is going well at the moment and I’ve been injury free for many years now. I better keep it that way! I am now building distance for my marathon on 21 March. My weekly mileage is now 80km (50miles) and above. I will keep this up for another 3 weeks before cutting back a bit for the marathon.

Once I’m qualified for the Comrades the mileage will go up more and I will keep that up to the beginning of May. Then the taper for Comrades will start.

I'm sporting one of my older t-shirts lately... :)

The 70km per week (10km a day) challenge is still on track. I must admit it is not the easiest challenge I’ve ever done. Keeping the average above 70km per week is not a joke. At least the next few months will be high mileage months and the challenge of 3650km by 2 June should be in the bag. 

Weeks done: 36
Weeks to go: 16
Km done: 2544
Km to go: 1106
Ave per week done: 70.67
Ave per week required: 69.13

Week 1: 84                    Week 27: 81
Week 2: 80                    Week 28: 68
Week 3: 83                    Week 29: 66
Week 4: 69                    Week 30: 73
Week 5: 56                    Week 31: 51
Week 6: 54                    Week 32: 60
Week 7: 80                    Week 33: 72
Week 8: 71                    Week 34: 76
Week 9: 80                    Week 35: 76
Week 10: 86                  Week 36: 81
Week 11: 89
Week 12: 70
Week 13: 60
Week 14: 55
Week 15: 49
Week 16: 76
Week 17: 79
Week 18: 87
Week 19: 81
Week 20: 63
Week 21: 84
Week 22: 29
Week 23: 80
Week 24: 43
Week 25: 78
Week 26: 74

I'll keep you posted!

Suunto Ambit

That is the Suunto Ambit. I'm lucky enough to be test driving one of those and will do a review at some stage. I'll compare it to my Polar RS800CX and talk about the like and not-likes of both.

Keep it going everyone!


Big Daddy Diesel said...

I was wondering what Suunto watches were like

Robin said...

Great training! You are having a great cycle and can't wait to hear all about Comrades.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

That is some serious training, hard to believe you'll step it up after qualifying for Comrades

Karien said...

Great job on your 70 km a week challenge so far!

Molly said...

Nice looking watch! And your shirt is in nice shape for being 14 years old : )

Jill said...

You're doing fantastic, Johann - keep at it and no doubt Comrades with be easily qualified. Let's keep the injury free streak going for a very long time!! :)

Michael said...

When I did the 5K a day challenge in Dec, I was very surprised by how hard it was. 10K...not so much. Keep it up!

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Char said...

You're doing something very right if you're managing mileage like that and you're staying uninjured.

TorontoRunner said...

wowwee! your running is incredible! VERY nice!

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh Johann. You are doing great. And I am so, so, so lacking in my training. I don't know how you find the time to put in those miles. I'm aiming for 60 mi. this week, and I am only a little over a month away from my big race! Congrats on doing so well! OOPS, I just made an American mistake. I forgot to convert to km. I'm not doing as badly as I thought. Thanks for posting your training. It helps me a great deal!

ultra collie said...

keep it up johann :-)

Liz said...

I can't imagine doing that kind of mileage. I'd find it so hard to fit it in, never mind the difficulty of the actual running. Great training!

Kate Geisen said...

You're amazing. I know you've been running forever, but I still can't believe how consistent you are with your training. I could use a big helping of your discipline. Good luck as you prepare to qualify and then really start training for comrades!

Christina said...

What do you think is your secret for staying injury free?

I really like the speed of the sevens and don't know if I'd like "regular" regby.

Amanda Brooks said...

way to go!!! I did this years ago, but not sure I could do it again.