Well after a week of recovering from being tired and getting a bit of the CBA syndrome from Scott I went out for a run this morning in very windy conditions. As is usual, for the majority of the time it was in my face. I found it hard going over an undulating course but happy that I did it. I didn't try and squeeze in a run to get 100m for March.
Anyway that's 324.22m to date. I'm now going away for two weeks during which there will be no running. So from being the Silverback I'll probably be the "one at the back" as I get overtaken by you all. But I knew that was coming. I calculate that by the end of April I should still be on schedule to meet target.
It takes 3 weeks to benefit from any exercise that you do therefore any running after that will not be beneficial. You then have diminishing returns for the effort put in. Hence the taper. But you have to keep the body "ticking over" as otherwise it's very difficult to run smoothly, efficiently and without feeling as if you're very "rusty" If you did no running for 20 odd days. Some runners can get away with a two week taper but for mere mortals it's usually 3.