Well this is the halfway point of the year and I am finally over 50% of the way on each of the three disciplines. Both my running and cycling are months ahead of schedule and I suspect I will reach my running goal by the end of July.
After six months here are my virtual ultra triathlon stats:
Running – Ardnamurchen Lighthouse to Lowestoft.
According to my tracker I managed to run a total of 190km this month. My total distance for the year so far is therefore 771km, which means I have completed about 90.18% of my challenge.
Another really good month of running, almost reaching 200km for the month. This puts me a very healthy 343km ahead of schedule after 6 months, or another way to now look at it is that I am only 84km from the finish line! The question for me will be do I keep on going even after I finished this part of the challenge?
My virtual location is now on the A47 just passed King’s Lynn. This month has seen me pass through my ancestral homelands of Rotherham and Tickhill in Yorkshire and then moving through Tickhill into Lincolnshire. I passed through a variety of places such as Winthorpe, Stragglethorpe, Sleaford, Fosdyke and Sutton Bridge.
Cycling – John O’Groats to Lands End.
According to my tracker I managed to cycle a total of 133km this month. My total distance for the year is therefore 990km, which means I have completed about 63.87% of my challenge. The really good news is that I am approximately 215km ahead of schedule.
My virtual location is near the M5 by Upton St Leonards, just south of Gloucester. The route during the last month has seen me pass through Stafford and skirt along the Welsh border through towns such as Acton Trussell, Walsall, West Bromwich, Droitwich Spa, Worcester, Twyning and Stoke Orchard.
Rowing – The length of the Thames
According to my tracker I managed to row a respectably 24.40km this month. My total distance for the year is therefore 181km, which means I have completed about 52.31% of my challenge. The good news is that I am approximately 8km ahead of schedule.
My virtual location is now just passed Reading, getting closer to my current home of Windsor. In the last month I passed through places such as Mapeldurham, Pangbourne, Moulsford, Wallingford and Dorchester.
June turned out to be an inserting month. I had another ultra marathon which significantly helped me towards my running target. However I spent a week away in Snowdonia on my Mountain Leader Foundation Course, which meant my cycling and rowing were not as high as they needed to be. I suspect I will complete, or almost complete my running challenge this month, therefore I can start to dedicate more time to my cycling and rowing over the next couple of months.
July is going to be a month of consolidation, hopefully complete my running and aim to get my cycling and rowing totals down. I am due to go away on holiday later this month, so this will have a slight impact on my totals.