The short answer is that training is going well but I am not race ready yet. I suppose I could have done some 10km or other short distance races if I wanted to, but I don't do many of those anymore. I am slowly building up my fitness and increasing the distance after a bad 2013 running year.
To see exactly where I am I make use of the Performance Management Graph from TrainingPeaks.com. The quick and easy way to read this is as follows:
The pink line shows how tired I am.
The yellow line shows how rested I am.
The blue line shows my general level of fitness.
Love this graph!
The graph shows my running from 10 December 2012 to today. I was building up nicely to the end of March last year when this happened...
If you maybe wondered...the peak tired/stress point in the middle of the graph was the Num-Num Trail Challenge I ran at the beginning of August last year. A real toughie that!
A truly awesome graph from TrainingPeaks! I use it for exactly this...to see where I am right now.