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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 5 days ago
    Sunday 14th July - end of week 28

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 3.12 (Night Run 5k in Bolton, part of their Ironman weekend)
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 9.89 (work & back 3 days)
    Recreational walking - 1.54 (last part of the journey home from my run - quicker than waiting for connecting bus!)

    Year to date

    Running - 125.1
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.53
    Commute walking - 77.45
    Recreational walking - 155.4

    Total miles for year to date - 372.48
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 534.25 miles in 195 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 1 week ago
    Sunday 7th July - end of week 27

    Absolutely no mileage to add to my challenge total this week, though I did swim 1.09 miles and cycle another 10.36 miles.

    All change tomorrow, as my office transfer has happened rather faster than I expected. 9 days ago I was told it would be "at some point in the next 28 days", and on Wednesday (just 5 days later) I was told "you're moving on Monday"!

    I'm going to have to take the car in on Tuesday, as someone's dropping off three crisp boxes full of DVDs for me (and I can't carry those home on foot), but I don't plan to use the car as a regular transport method for commuting from here on in.
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  •   ReadySetGo1 reacted to this post about 2 weeks ago
    Sunday 30th June - end of week 26

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 0
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 8.91

    Another poor week in terms of mileage, but a great week in terms of making a change to increase it on a weekly basis starting very soon....

    On Tuesday I applied for a transfer to another office, and on Friday I heard my application had been successful. The move means that instead of driving 22 miles a day to get to/from work, I'll be walking, running and cycling to/from work as the new-to-me office is just over 1.62 miles each way by the shortest route, and there's an alternative route that's exactly 5km. So that's a potential for anything from 16 to 31 miles a week (less any commutes I cycle). I don't have a date for the transfer to happen yet, but it has to be within 28 days which means before the end of July (giving me 5 months of the new commute to help catch up on my totals). It also means I can do 5k runs as my commute, and they'll only take about the same time as my drives to work do at the moment. So that's less pressure to find time outside of work to fit in my runs. I just need to get my sciatica under control now!!

    Year to date

    Running - 122.03
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.53
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 153.89

    Total miles for year to date - 358.01
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 495.89 miles in 181 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 3 weeks ago
    Sunday 23rd June - end of week 25 (posted a day late as I couldn't get decent photos in the light last night, and I wanted to include them!)

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 6.27
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 0

    Other than work, the only exercise I've had this week was the Crazy Cow 10k on 23rd. Organisation was chaos before the date (asked the same question to the organiser on a regular basis, and was always told "I'll get back to you when I have the information" - still hadn't had an answer by the day of the run!). But the route (changed with less than a week to go due to a footbridge being declared unsafe for all use, and being closed by the council) wasn't bad. Chip time was a few seconds faster than my watch, which said 1:19'22 (I'm coming in at around 1:20 at all the 10k runs I'm doing at the moment, so much where I expected to be).

    No medal for this one !!! But I did get a cow bell (I signed up because of this being a bit different). I also - for the first time ever - purchased a race T-shirt (loved the design), and also two cow bells from previous years I'll now have to go out and run around home or work to earn (one is a 10k one, the other from the Crazy Calf 1 mile fun run which I'll probably do a 5k to 'earn' as there's no distance on it).

    Year to date

    Running - 122.03
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.53
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 144.97

    Total miles for year to date - 349.10
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 476.71 miles in 174 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Sunday 16th June - end of week 24

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 0
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 21.01

    I've come home today after spending just over a week in the Lake District (went up after work on 8th).
    On Monday we walked around Derwentwater, which was 10.45 miles.
    Had a lazy day of nothing on Tuesday.
    By Wednesday afternoon my legs were complaing about being static (I normally walk about 8 miles a day at work), so we dodged the rain to do a very short circuit to see if a horse was still in a local field (he's been there for years) - he was, and 0.79 miles done.
    On Thursday we did the first part of a walk we normally do when up there, then a stretch I've done a few times before, but my fella doesn't think hes' done before, and then did the home leg of another walk we normally do - another 4.01 miles,
    Friday we did some pruning in the garden (we always do some jobs for the owners when we stay there in return for the accomodation), so no mileage clocked up.
    Saturday we walked over to Grasmere and back (from Elterwater) to get our Gingerbread fix, and that added on another 5.76 miles.

    Year to date

    Running - 115.76
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.53
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 144.97

    Total miles for year to date - 342.83
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 457.53 miles in 167 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Sunday 9th June - end of week 23

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 0
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 9.01 miles.

    My day off work on Friday saw me doing a 4.42 mile circular walk from home in the rain with leaking waterproofs! I had to make contact with several firms and do some jobs around home, but nothing was going well or to plan so I got out to chill for a while, Today was a 4.59 mile circular with my fella at the start of a week off work for both of us - hoping to clock up some recreational walking miles (and possibly even some running) this week :(happy)

    Year to date

    Running - 115.76
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.53
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 123.96

    Total miles for year to date - 321.82
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 438.36 miles in 160 days.
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  •   MedalMike reacted to this post about 1 month ago
    Sunday 2nd June - end of week 22

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 3.12 miles. Race for Life 5k today. Watch only showed 4.66km when I crossed the finish line, so I ran laps of the grassed area beyond it until it read 5.01 !!
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 23.67 miles.

    Recreational walking was made up of a 5.83 mile local walk with my fella on Bank Holiday Monday, and lots of walks of verious lengths on my day off on Thursday - 1.8 miles to my closest train station (earned my 2km Spiderman pin), 1.4 miles from the station at the other end of my train ride to meet friends (earned my 1km Hulk pin), 8.81 miles from Blackpool to Lytham, 1.89 miles from the end of the walk to the train station to see off some of my friends and then to my daughter's house (earned my 3km Captain Marvel (? I'm not well up on superheroes) pin), 1.18 miles from my daughter's house back to the train station, then a longer (2.76 mile) route home from my local station (to earn my 4km Captain America pin). So a total of 17.83 miles for the day - leaving home just before 6:45am and getting home a touch before 8:55pm.



    Year to date

    Running - 115.76
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.53
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 114.95

    Total miles for year to date - 312.81
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 419.18 miles in 153 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 1 month ago
    Sunday 26th May - end of week 21

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 1.9 miles - Short run before work on Wednesday. 22 minute run in memory of the 22 innocent lives lost in the Manchester bomb attack on 22/5/2017
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0.31
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 32.5 miles

    Recreational walking was made up of a 6.64 meander on my day off (Tuesday), 4.44 miles to A&E after work on Thursday and 4.79 miles home again via a different route due to time of night (I managed to get myself bitten on the back of my right hand by a dog so had to go and get a tetanus shot), a 5.82 'warm up for the weekend' walk with my fella after work on Saturday, and a 10.81 mile walk on Sunday.



    Year to date

    Running - 112.64
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.53
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 91.28

    Total miles for year to date - 286.02
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 400 miles in 146 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Sunday 19th May - end of week 20

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 6.31 miles - Anderton Boat Lift 10k. Evil course that starts on a steep uphill, then hits another at 9.6km. But it finishes with a steep downhill, which meant I got my first ever sprint finish and first ever flying feet photo (actually got 5)
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 0

    Not a fantastic week, but had my worst week ever at work so I'm just happy I made it around the 10k run today! Not only did I spend the whole week on loan to a different office (at least they left me on the same round all week, which meant I got to grips with it), we also had loads of electoral leaflets to deliver which made for loooooong days. My 27.5hour working week became a 45.75hr week :O

    Year to date

    Running - 110.74
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.22
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 58.78

    Total miles for year to date - 251.31
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 380.82 miles in 139 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 2 months ago
    Sunday 12th Map - end of week 19

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 6.22 miles - 4th RunThrough Tatton Park of the year for me
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 5.48 miles - as taking part in the Tatton Park run means we don't need to pay £7 parking and the weather was nice, we decided to take a packed lunch and spend a couple of hours exploring parts of the venue after the run
    Total miles for week - 11.7


    Year to date

    Running - 104.43
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.22
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 58.78

    Total miles for year to date - 245.0
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 361.65 miles in 132 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 2 months ago
    Just a 1.55 mile swim before work on Tueday this week - so nothing to be added to my challenge totals. Things seem to be calming down on the family front now (and daylight is getting longer), so I need to start making more of an effort. Have a 10k run next Sunday, so that'll be something to add on
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 2 months ago
    Another week with nothing to declare for the challenge

    But I did cycle 9.56 miles and swim 1k on top of my work walking, so at least I managed some extracurricular activities
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 2 months ago
    Sunday 21th April - end of week 16

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 0
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 3.44 (I was sent to the office in the next town up from mine on Monday)
    Recreational walking - 5.96 (Elterwater to Grasmere and back for my second lot of gingerbread this year)
    Total miles for week - 9.4


    Year to date

    Running - 98.21
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.22
    Commute walking - 67.57
    Recreational walking - 53.3

    Total miles for year to date - 233.3
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 304.11 miles in 111 days.

    Let's hope this nice weather stays to let me get some catching up done - but please turn the thermostat down a degree or three so I stand half a chance of increasing my running miles
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  •   ReadySetGo1 reacted to this post about 3 months ago
    Ooops! Realised this evening I went to bed before I updated on here on Sunday! I've been out of it a bit for the last 7-10 days, while I try and get a medication balance right. I'm trying to find the lowest dose I need for my sciatica to stop my back aching all the time that doesn't bring on the headaches at a level paracetamol can't cope with. I finally seem to be getting somewhere, but am still living in hope my physio appt comes throught sooner rather than later.


    Sunday 14th April - end of week 15

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 6.24 (RunThrough Tatton Park)
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 4.43 (was sent to an office I normally cycle to/from, but as they wanted me to start early I got the bus in and walked home)
    Recreational walking - 7.09 (a circular walk to visit a number of shops that I only wanted for 1 or 2 items from each)
    Total miles for week - 17.76


    Year to date

    Running - 98.21
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.22
    Commute walking - 64.13
    Recreational walking - 47.34

    Total miles for year to date - 223.9
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 284.93 miles in 104 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 3 months ago
    Sunday 7th April - end of week 14

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 6.22 (Stroke Association Resolution Run)
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 3.39
    Recreational walking - 1.79 (school run to collect 2 youngest grand-daughters on my day off work - it was wonderful playing tig with them on the way back when we used a footpath well away from cars)
    Total miles for week - 11.40


    Year to date

    Running - 91.97
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.22
    Commute walking - 59.70
    Recreational walking - 40.25

    Total miles for year to date - 206.14
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 265.75 miles in 97 days.
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 3 months ago
    Another week of nothing done!!
    Post was heavy this week, which meant I worked at least an extra hour most days. And I'm not sleeping well due at least in part to my sciatica, so just too tired on my days off to do anything.
    I did however force myself to go for a swim after work on Thursday evening. Needed to do 58 lengths to complete 2 miles for the month, but was hoping to do 68. Ended up completing 80 - my longest distance in as long as I can remember for one session, so I'm happy to settle for that as this weeks achievement.
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  •   Alb2787 reacted to this post about 3 months ago
    Sunday 24th March - end of week 12

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 3.11 - first visit to a Great Run Local on Thursday evening
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 23.79 (10.29 on Monday, 7.67 on Wednesday, and 5.83 today)
    Total miles for week - 26.9


    Year to date

    Running - 85.75
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.22
    Commute walking - 56.31
    Recreational walking - 38.45

    Total miles for year to date - 194.73
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 227.40 miles in 83 days.

    Finally managed a decent week, although I'd have like to have managed more - especially on the running side of things.

    Started with a 10 mile walk on Monday to earn some bling that was raising money for an armed forces charity
    The walk on Wednesday was a lot of stop/starting, as it was a circular to include a number of shops I wanted to visit for 1 or 2 items from each - but not enough (even all together) to merit taking the car.
    The walk today was up in the Lakes, as we've been away for the weekend. We meandered from Elterwater to Grasmere to get some gingerbread - a trip we do every time we get up there....

    I also swam 1800 metres on Thursday morning (72 lengths of the pool)
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 4 months ago
    Sunday 17th March - end of week 11

    Did absolutely NOTHING for this challenge this week

    Still, I'm off work now until Monday 25th so am starting the weekintent on doing some catching up.
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 4 months ago
    Sunday 10th March - end of week 10

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 7.53 (1x 2k, 1x 10k)
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 0.56
    Commute walking - 0
    Recreational walking - 0
    Total miles for week - 8.09


    Year to date

    Running - 82.63
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 14.22
    Commute walking - 57.59
    Recreational walking - 14.66

    Total miles for year to date - 169.1
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 189.04 miles in 69 days.

    Another slow week. Woke up with the worst migraine I've ever had on Wednesday, which meant nothing done for 2 days.
    My 10k today was slightly slower than last month when I had a chesty cough - my sciatica hasn't been behaving well this week, and decided to flare up badly about half way round. I still completed though, so I'm happy with that.

    I also cycled 13.49 miles this week (commute to and from work on Monday)
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 4 months ago
    Sunday 3rd March - end of week 9

    Miles completed this week

    Running - 5.62 (2x 2k, 1x 5k)
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 1.75
    Commute walking - 3.18
    Recreational walking - 7.11

    Total miles for week - 17.67


    Year to date

    Running - 75.1 (120.9km - still a way to go to my 500km medal!)
    Warm up & Cool down walking - 13.65
    Commute walking - 57.59
    Recreational walking - 14.66

    Total miles for year to date - 161.0
    Target for year to date (based on 1000 miles in year) = 169.87 miles in 62 days.

    Done better with my mileage this week, and am actually surprised I'm not further behind where averages say I should be.
    Plenty of year left to make up the 'missing' 9 miles

    This week I also swam 1.18 miles (76 lengths of a 25 metre pool, so 1900 metres)

    My Dad's due home from hospital on Thursday, which also happens to be my day off work. So I'm hoping to get a short run in before heading up that way to give my Mum some support - lots of jobs done around the house to enable him to come back, several of which he was adamant he didn't want doing so he's likely to get into a bit of a mood. I'm booked in on a 10k race next Sunday, and it'll be interesting to see how it goes as it's the same course I did last month while I had my chesty cough.
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