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Planning for 2018

6 Feb Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down my plans…

Swimming

  • Swimathon – swim 2.5km in under an hour.
  • Get in the pool at least once a week for the whole year and to make it to some open water swimming sessions.
  • Take Baby M swimming once a week

Cycling

  • I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll get a place in RideLondon again this year
  • Get involved in cyclocross this year

Running

  • Reading Half
  • London Landmarks Half
  • Southampton Half
  • Do my 250th parkrun

Multisport

  • Long Course Weekend – do the full event

Other

  • Qualify as a Personal Trainer

 

I’m trying to be realistic about what I can achieve as I’m really busy at work and M is a high-maintenance tiny human. I’m sure there will be some other B & C goals that will come along throughout the season, so watch this space!

 

Illness stops play

29 Oct London Landmarks Half

My plan for last weekend was to go swimming on Sunday, but M was unwell, so we cancelled that plan and went for a long walk instead. She was ill all week and I also had a cold, which changed my plans.

I cycled to work on Monday and Thursday, which was good, but I didn’t manage to fit in any other running or swimming during the week.

On Saturday, Stuart, M, my mum and I all went to parkrun. It was my turn to run with M, so we decided to run with my mum. My mum has been really unwell recently and has not been able to do her usual exercise, so she found the run harder than usual. I was really impressed that her final time was within a couple of minutes of her PB.

Southampton parkrun 28 Oct 17

Today, we went out for a long walk, which helped me rack up a good number of steps (almost 15 000).

Hopefully, M will have a ore successful start at nursery this week and I’ll be able to start my new exercise programme. I’m planning to swim with Liz tomorrow and to run with Sarah later in the week before putting in a couple of hours of training on Friday.

I had a reminder that the London Landmarks Half is now only 5 months away. I’ve not planned how to get there or anything yet, so that might be a task for the next week.

London Landmarks Half


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