Well that's me halfway through the Marcothon 2013, a simple challenge to run every day in December for a minimum of 25 minutes or 3 miles. It sound simple but I've never managed to finish it although I recall starting a marcothon twice previously. Am i doomed to fail? It doesn't sit very well with me running every day, i prefer peak period of training and rest / light training.
I started December strongly having planned a back-to-back training run on the Pennine way, running and walking between Alston and Kirk Yetholm. This went well covering about 80 miles in the two days, with a 5 hour bivvi kip on route. More importantly I revisited the last leg of the The Spine race where through fatigue and possibly hunger I made some serious navigation errors on the race in 2011.
Since then things have went down hill slightly with a near fatal dose of man flu limiting my efforts to dog walking a 3 miles loop with an odd shuffle to loosen phlegm. #blouse
Looking ahead I have the Tour of Helvellyn race on the 21st December another new race and the Spine race starts on the 11th of January.