Monday, 10 October 2011

Eat your elephant

Whilst working in a Technical IT team many moons ago we were often under pressure to create the impossible from nothing and often delivered on time and in budget. We soon learnt that panicking was a waste of energy so we often disappeared to the pub to plan. When hit with a massive problem we often heard our team leader say:

"How do you eat an elephant?"

and we used to reply back in a well rehearsed and drunken slur:

"One bite at a time"

So this evening I reviewed my training plan having realised that I had totally overlooked the big challenge I set myself for March 2012 a 100 mile run so took about an hour tweaking my current plan to take into account the elevated distance, I still get scared that in the next 20 weeks I will have to run 1205 miles, knowing my track record it will probably be 1000 but it is something to work to.

Oh, by the way, did I tell you that I am planning to do the 100 miles in under 24 hours? How am I going to do it?......You've got it, one bite at a time.


  1. I'm really looking forward to follow your preparation for the 100. I need to get up to the 100 distance again myself. I've got a long term plan but need to get some details into place soon. All the best with this journey!

  2. Johann, that would be fantastic to see. Mine is a flat river run, call it an "entry level" 100 miler but the theory would be the same although temperature and gradients will be a big factor between yours and mine. My plans are in place but they will shift....but that is the fun

  3. Classic line - thanks for the reminder.