Sunday, 7 April 2013

1 week to go.......

The Marathon des sable 2013 started today with a 37km first stage.

Just to let you know how big this event is. Below is a list of equipment and people involved in running the event:

  • 120,000 litres of mineral water
  • 400 support staff
  • 100 volunteers for the course
  • 100 4×4 vehicles
  • 270 saharan and Berber tents
  • 2 “Ecureuil” helicopters and 1 “Cessna” plane
  • 23 buses
  • 6 MDS specific commercial planes
  • 4 camels
  • 4 quads bikes
  • 3 mountain bikes
  • 1 incinerator lorry for burning waste
  • 52 strong medical team
  • 6,5 kms of Elastoplast , 2,700 compeed blister plasters, 19,000 compresses
  • 6,000 painkillers and 150 litres of disinfectant
  • 6 satellite telephones, 15 computers, fax and internet
  • 1 editing bus, 5 cameras and 1 satellite image station
wow I cannot wait for 2015.

Back to the uk, and it looks like the weather is finally warming up. Paula seems to have got her mojo back. She came out for the first 9 miles of my run today ( thank you mi darling).
It feels so much better, when it's warm and sunny, whatever distance you are running. When the weather is nice is easy to keep training day in day out. I wrote last week about losing training time, well this week I'm going to mention training too much, as this also can be detrimental to your goal/ goals. 
Overtraining can put your training one or many steps in a backward direction

Fitness tip#3
Increase your weekly mileage by a maximum of 10 % of the previous week.

Diary of a long distance runner.

Monday 1st April - a non foolish steady 7 miler with Paula. Cold, but dry.

Wednesday  3rd April - a steady 10 miles, cold with abit of snow.

Friday 5th April - a steady 7 miler with Paula. Very cold.

Sunday 7th April - a steady 21 miles, Paula ran the first 9 miles. Lovely and sunny.

1 week until my giving site goes live.........

Happy running!!!!!!!!!!

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