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The Journey to Malaga continued.. (1000 Miles in 2018)

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A quick update on how I'm progressing with my 1000 mile challenge plus a summary of what I've been up to in February & March.

February

73 miles / 465'000 steps - Total to date 175 miles from Crawley - Virtual Destination Belgium.

Just looking back at the challenges I have taken part in February the list is long..

5K Pursuit Challenge

13.1m Pursuit Challenge

Worthing ½ Marathon

Valentines 14k

These Girls Can Run

Run Like a Beast

Hey You Guys

And of course my local Parkrun and a little tourism as well!

March

102 Miles / 550'000 steps - 277 Miles miles from Crawley - Virtual Destination, still Belgium

So, March was another busy month of challenges, plus work trips and Easter spent in Edinburgh.

Extravagant I know, but because the 'Before Midnight' Medal was double sided - I entered the challenge twice so I can show each side on my medal hanger. To complete the challenge, I did my daily run commutes, andwhen the weather was bad I jumped on the dreadmill. My aim was not just to clock up the miles, but also to pick up the pace in preparation for the Brighton 10k on 15thApril.

I've been following a training guide from Runners world which is going well.

I had a night away with work, so managed to squeeze in a treadmill session while the other guys were getting started in the bar. Then up again the following morningfor a hill session.And boy, were there some hills!

I managed 10 sets of this little beauty, then carried on to Lincoln Cathedral where I stumbled across a Gold Post box. You may remember that the GB Athletes who won gold at the 2012 Olympics were recognised with a Gold Post Box in their home-town. (This one was for Sophie Wells who won gold in Equestrian).

Then it was a trip to Edinburgh for the Easter weekend where me and the missus clocked up some great miles over 4 days. 51 miles in fact- not bad eh! (The Hire car was too expensive!). While we were there, of course we had to include a Parkrun but it was sooooo cold. I'd only packed shorts and we arrived early, so ended up huddling in a Phone Box until the start! Along with a few hundred others, we faced the mighty 'Beast from the east' head on! It was an out and back course, so at least we had a little help on the return leg.

Then to finish off the week-end on Easter Sunday we decided to climb Arthur's Seat - luckily it was a bit warmer and the sun made an appearance. If you ever get the chance to go to Edinburgh it is a lovely way to look over the city.

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