|Since last post (28 Jan 2013)||23.5||06:35||3880|
|Since records began (27 Dec 2012)||99.1||28:33||19412|
I've passed a few important markers this week:
- I've now walked more than Parish Walk distance.
- I've got more than 24 hours walking under my belt.
- I've covered more than 20 miles in a week for the first time during my training.
- I've covered more than 10 miles in a single walk for the first time during my training.
If I'd kept strictly to the plan I'd also have surpassed the 100 mile mark. As planned, I doubled the length of my daily morning walks last Friday and today, but didn't manage the same feat on either evening: those two extra miles would have made all the difference!
Unlike my previous abortive attempt at Parish Walk training (referred to in my first post) this time I managed 10 miles without any ill effects: not so much as a blister. Based on that highly scientific sample of two observations I've come to the startling conclusion that building up gradually is a better approach than going out all guns blazing. Who'd have thought it?
This week's 'epic' walk took me round an area of Prague that I've somehow managed never to visit in over six years living here: Vyšehrad. It's definitely somewhere I'll visit again during my training: a beautiful spot and perfect for walking, with lots of variation in surface, gradient and largely off-limits to traffic.
|The Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, Vyšehrad, Prague|
|Viewpoint over the Vltava river from Vyšehrad, Prague|
What will be on your playlist on 22 June?
You'll notice if you browse the list that there's a heavy Muse influence at the moment. We saw them on their recent arena tour and I've been playing them constantly since. If you get a chance to see them then grab it: they're a tremendous live act. They're playing a number of stadium gigs in the UK and around Europe this summer.
Have you got any track recommendations? I've got a pretty eclectic taste, so any suggestions are welcome!