Monday, April 20, 2015

Minimum requirments

Its less then two weeks to go before the Thames Path 100 and I've started to check I have everything
in order, this includes the contents of the backpack which I must have with me during the race, these include:
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Medic and Race Director (on the number you have given at registration) 
  • Water Bottles/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre. 
  • Survival Blanket: 1.4m x 2m minimum. 
  • Route Map. GPS will not suffice
  • Waterproof Jacket: Gore-tex or similar (must have sealed seams). 
  • Compass. Must not be electronic or on your phone. This must be a usable working compass.
  • Whistle 
  • Headtorch plus backup Light source.  
  • Warm Hat & Gloves 
Its a good bit of stuff to carry before I even factor in carrying stuff to eat etc. Other prep has included marking out my route map to show aid stations, drop bag points and also crossing where I need to cross to the other side of the Thames.

During last week I took it pretty easy as I'm still in taper mode....I never enjoy tapering and normally when I taper I decide to break up the lack of miles with a cycle which I always find enjoyable as I don't normally cycle alot during my normal training schedule

Last weeks runs broke-down as:
- Monday: 18.32mile cycle @ 17.7km/hour
- Tuesday: 10miles @ 7:28min/pace
- Wednesday: 5miles @ 8:10min/pace & 2mile walk
- Thursday: Rest
- Friday: 5miles @ 7:56min/pace
- Saturday: 12.48miles @ 8:39min/pace
- Sunday: Rest

Weekly Total: 35 miles
Miles This Year: 697 miles

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