42 miles last week

I think that might be a record, although I got close on a week off during the summer.

I had a week off the previous week due to a combination of different factors, not the least of which was a streaming cold. However, after a good rest, I was ready to go, and had a great week of running.

I've decided that my mid-week club run will be the long run of the week. This takes the pressure of the weekend and also means that I'm a bit fresher for the speedwork at the gym on Monday. Two long runs a week just aren't necessary as I'm not training for a full marathon, so just don't need that many miles.

As I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, being a club member entitles me to a £2 discount on race entry fees, so I've made the most of that and entered two races so far. The first is a local 10K, which is run over a route we regularly use on Wednesday night club runs. It's a little hilly, but nothing too severe, and judging by last year's times, I should be the second or third club member to finish, which will be a positive start to membership. The second race I've entered is the Bristol Half Marathon. It's not 'til mid-September, but fills up within a few weeks of applications starting to be taken, so I needed to get in early. More on this race nearer the time.

I have a few more races lined up to apply for, but am waiting a couple of weeks as they aren't until April/May and don't fill up quite so quickly. In fact, if I go ahead with these, I'll have three 10K races over 3 consecutive weekends in April, which will be entertaining!

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