Pumping up the volume

At the YSPWow, what an awesome month May has been.  This month I have been able to submit TWO sets of evidence to Awesome Running Events because my amazing wife Helen has also managed to run 100 miles in May!  I’ve managed to get back into a rhythm following the London Marathon last month and have to date got 119 miles which equals what I did in December.  We can’t wait to receive our “his and hers” medals for our acheivement!

When I was looking back into my records over the last 7 years I have noticed my annual running “volume” has been in steady decline.  I always reckoned that my performance always seemed to be the best when I was doing the most mileage in training so it’s hardly surprising that I struggle to do what I used to be able to.  Therefore I have decided to do something about this and really push the boundaries!

My maximum monthly total was 167 back in 2010 and that year my (unbeaten) annual total was 1446.   I really fancy beating both of those targets in 2016, the first step being a 200 mile month.

I don’t have any races booked during June so I can totally focus on training and I have decided to try and do 200.  Hopefully by later on in the year I will be able to at the very least do better than I did last year.  I will obviously blog about how I get on and we will see if I am mad, or whether there is method in that madness.

‘Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.’ Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

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Author: richardmann55

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, IT Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, Distance Runner with Rodillian Runners. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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