Annual Summary 2016
Device: Garmin Forerunner 630
|Total Miles: 3,127 Miles||Weight: 152.2 lb (162.6 lb)||Races \ Events: 30||WAVA: 82.70|
What a year! The highlight has to be representing England at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k, having had a tough time with injury in the latter part of 2015 I applied with an outside hope of 1) being selected and 2) returning from Injury. When the e-mail from the England selectors arrived it was one week after being given the OK to commence build up to full training so I had 3 months to build miles, build endurance and hit race weight just to stand on the start line to RACE 100k (62.13 miles)
The race went better than I could have hoped, and finishing strong left the desire to have another crack hopefully in 2017 (Read – Training 21 – 27 March inc. Anglo Celtic Plate 100k).
A few more race highlights;
- London Marathon 2016 – A surprise performance after ACP 100k
- North Dorset Village Marathon – A race too far
- Courchevel X-Trail 33k – Returning to the Alps, always an amazing experience
The latter part of 2016 was about staying fit, strong and injury free ready for 2017, after a shaky end to 2015 it was a priority to hit 2017 strong, a final December mileage of 319 was my biggest ever December mileage so roll on 2017
Diet & Weight
Following injury the main goal was to train well, fuel and recovery to train again, as normal I excluded alcohol from my diet between January – April and controlled my diet against my training schedule. Priority was to eat well and hit race weight for ACP 100k (154.2 lb) and London Marathon (152.2 lb). The remainder of the year was to my continued routine but include a few treats (including a few beers and bottles of wine).