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Week 8: a much better week for sure, although it started off not so good.

Over the weekend before this challenge week started Shelli had a bit of a tummy bug, which I subsequently picked up – doh! I spent Sunday night in a pretty bad way and spent Monday at home either in bed or dead on the sofa. Other than pottering round the house to keep my fluids up – nothing other than a few biscuits were consumed that day – I did nothing at all. Not a great way to start the training week that’s for sure, but a sensible approach nonetheless.

Tuesday was a better day, again at home to make sure the bug was gone before possibly infecting everyone at work, and by the afternoon I was feeling almost back to full strength so I eased myself into the week with a gentle run and some miles on the bike.

Much better. And the week continued at a reasonable pace too I’m pleased to say as you’ll see below.

Week 8
Day Walking
(Miles)
Running
(Miles)
Cycling
(Miles)
Daily Total
(Miles)
51 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.31
52 1.30 2.77 15.00 19.08
53 2.17 4.35 15.00 21.52
54 1.99 6.21 15.00 23.20
55 1.62 3.11 20.00 24.72
56 7.89 0.00 0.00 7.89
57 2.30 6.21 10.00 19.13

Here’s a breakdown of the totals for my walking, running and cycling since the beginning of the year:

Totals
Week Walking
(Miles)
Running
(Miles)
Cycling
(Miles)
Weekly Total
(Miles)
1 32.92 21.14 46.50 100.57
2 19.74 18.64 73.00 111.38
3 28.15 14.74 39.00 81.89
4 15.83 28.27 86.00 130.10
5 29.89 26.72 65.00 121.61
6 16.84 26.72 88.00 131.56
7 25.12 12.43 25.00 62.54
8 17.58 22.66 75.00 115.24
Total 186.06 171.31 497.50 854.88

Here’s a breakdown of what I’ve still got left to do this year to hit all my targets for this challenge:

Remaining
Walking
(Miles)
Running
(Miles)
Cycling
(Miles)
2012 Miles
813.94 828.69 1514.50 1157.12

All in all a much better week that last week, almost doubling the miles covered – it’s amazing what you can do when you’re feeling fit and healthy eh? – and breaking through the 800 mile mark as well!

Don’t forget, you can get to my fundraising page at the following location:

http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/AnotherBadIdea

The page will be live throughout my challenge this year (and a couple of months after) so please, when you can, give a few pounds to help some very worthy charities.

Why not do like my good mate Stu’s doing? He’s sponsoring me 2p a mile – which is amazingly generous, thanks Stu! You don’t have to pledge that much; 1p, 1/2p, 1/10p…it’ll all add up considering I’ll be covering at least 4012 miles this year!

Thanks. It means a lot and is very much appreciated.