Last week I was suffering from a head cold. It wasn’t anything too terrible, but it did mean that I lacked the energy to work out. As a result I found myself in a deficit for my pace to complete the Daytona 500km challenge. As a reminder, the challenge is to walk 500km from the date of the final race of the 2014 Sprint Cup Season (November 19), and the drop of the green flag for the Daytona 500, which is the first race in the new Sprint Cup season on February 22. That is 99 days, which means I have to average 5.0km per day, with an extra 5.0km thrown in.
When I got ill I was on a pace that would have put me at 572.7km for the time. But then I missed 6 of the next 7 days. That put my pace down to 442.6. Thanks to feeling better this week, and 5 consecutive days in the gym, I am back on track.
As of today’s 10km workout, my pace is back to 501.8km for the challenge. My plan is to continue to do about 7.5km per day until Christmas Eve. The holiday week I will likely miss a few days, so I want to have some extra in the bank.
How are you doing with your Holiday workout plan? Remember, staying ahead on working out is a great way to help curb your appetite and to help burn off the occasional holiday treat.