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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
DayWalking
(Miles)
Running
(Miles)
Cycling
(Miles)
Daily Total
(Miles)
510.310.000.000.31
521.302.7715.0019.08
532.174.3515.0021.52
541.996.2115.0023.20
551.623.1120.0024.72
567.890.000.007.89
572.306.2110.0019.13

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

Totals
WeekWalking
(Miles)
Running
(Miles)
Cycling
(Miles)
Weekly Total
(Miles)
132.9221.1446.50100.57
219.7418.6473.00111.38
328.1514.7439.0081.89
415.8328.2786.00130.10
529.8926.7265.00121.61
616.8426.7288.00131.56
725.1212.4325.0062.54
817.5822.6675.00115.24
Total186.06171.31497.50854.88

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
813.94828.691514.501157.12

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.