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A Remarkably Uneventful Week Three
19-May-2014 06:00:31 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

A short update, as I tick off week three of training for Madagascar, and head into week four. I say ‘short,’ as I really haven’t done very much at all during week three, in training terms. With 104 days before my un-trained feet need to clock 250km in the desert, it really is high time I got serious about my training. I clocked up three gym sessions last week (which wasn’t bad) and just 7km in the jungle. Maybe I should have booked a holiday to Madagascar instead. I have invested too much now to pull out of this - hotels, flights and the entry fee. The culprit, for my poor training, is my full ‘life’ schedule. Part of the reason I’ve signed up to do this ultra is to force myself to ‘take time out.’ Nothing like scaring yourself senseless, with a big goal, to get you motivated, right? I seem to be spending an awful lot of time talking to people about the race, and recounting stories of past feats and blister pain. But I’m not a guest lecturer on desert running - I’m actually doing another desert ultra-marathon in under fourth months. It really hasn’t sunk in yet. Let’s hope things get moving this week in week four.
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