Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Coming June will mark the 9 years anniversary of my running habit. It will also have marked the 42nd year of my life. This year also marks the time when I become part of the elite group whose age represents the answer to life, the universe and everything. This combination of factors has made me decide to go and try a race that incorporates this answer - to which there is no question yet - in 2016.
-= Which race? =-
-= Work to be done =-
With the training I had so far and the races I have done and planned for this year, I feel that at least one of the aspects - the running bit - is covered. I will be taking about six months to build up to the distance. There are three additional areas that require serious work before I am ready to do the required 42K.
I look forward to trying all sorts of foods - as long as it's more than I am taking in now.
- Core strengt
The emaciated junkie look is not too far away off at the moment. All around I keep reading that core strength is extremely important when running ridiculous distances. Additionally, the Missus will not mind a slightly more chiseled body on her husband :D. There are plenty so-called short-cuts to a stronger core, so I will just pick a couple of exercises and work them into my schedule.
I love sleep. I need my sleep. That is why I have no clue as to why I end up with 5 hours of sleep per night. Preparing for a half with the short nights I have had so far is not a problem. I am guessing that building up from 40 K's per week will require me to sleep more than I do now.
ancient mariner, it will help me in my journey.