Time: 72 Minutes
Distance: 6.3 KM
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Today, day 122, is a milestone for this run. Why? Because today, I should be running my 1000th kilometre. Indeed, by the end of today I should be on 1002.7km. Instead, I am currently on 741.2km with my run still to come this afternoon. I have set myself a mini goal today to run 11.5km. That’s a big run but it will mean that I will only be 250km down- a nice round number.
Now this deficit, which has increased slowly but surely over the last month or two, has upset me. I had hoped to be in front of it, especially with the second half of this year appearing to slowly fill up with overseas trips and work. 250km is a lot to make up. It means that when I don’t run or I don’t run far, it upsets me and I get annoyed that the number will grow. It’s always in the back of my head, gnawing away at me.
Ultimately, I should be able to overcome it. I still have another 243 days left, which means I just need to run a few extra kilometres a week. I need to make sure that these next few months, I cut some of this deficit away so that I have a shot of finishing this event.
In order to do this, I have decided to throw away my past 122 days. Yep, I am going to seal it in a box, never to be looked at until towards the end of this thing. From tomorrow, I am going to treat this as a new run, so my kilometres start on 0 and my deficit is 0. I am going to bust my ass and make sure that I get that deficit into negative numbers etc.
For this run, I keep all my details in a database. So I am going to separate the data (after todays run) and start it afresh. Obviously, the 250km will be in my mind. But if, say, after a week or two, I have run more than I have needed, it will act as a positive and I will feel more happy knowing that the big deficit is on its way down.
I also need to bust my ass for the next two weeks! Why? Because I am going away to Africa on the 22nd of March till the 11th. That’s a long time. I should be able to run a number of times during this trip, but I am guessing I wont be able to run as much as I do here. So I need to get my ass into gear and smash out a number of big runs in the next week or two- to make sure when I get back from my holiday, the deficit doesn’t grow to massive proportions. Wish me luck…