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Halfway through challenge 25 - Approximations of a challenge...

It's almost half way through 2013, therefore it's time for an update on Challenge 25...

There's some assumptions to be made - pretty robust ones, and ones that'll tend to an underestimate, so I'm happy with that.

In a normal sedentary day I do 5 km.  I've taken this from my Fitbit, and on the 5 or 6 sedentary days I've day this seem consistent whether its a day welded to my desk or just pottering around the shops.

My Fitbit underestimates the distance I walk by about 5% and overestimates runs by 5% - so we'll call that evens (even though it'll count against my total distance as I walk more than I run).

I've worn my Fitbit almost everyday since I got it - except the weeks it was lost - again an tendency to underestimate as I lost it on a 10 mile trail run, on weekend which also had a hill walk and a shorter hill run...

If you look at My Fitbit profile you should be able to find my lifetime distance - today (at the moment, I've a stroll to g…

Sometimes its a head thing...

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I've had a fortnight out with a thigh injury.  Worst possible timing - I was just back from walking across Scotland, and then ran my second fastest 10km ever... And then for 2 weeks, bugger all...

Well not quite I walked a bit, and climbed less - when you try and push through on a bouldering route and your thigh says "no go" it's time to become the dead weight at the end of a rope.

However, two weeks isn't really enough time to affect my fitness, but it does get into your head a bit...

Throw in not having run a lot - bit difficult when you're walking the Great Glen Way with a backpack on and its beginning to nag at me - how am I going manage the 30 mile / 50 km ultra in July and the 100 miler in August.

Which is what this weekend was about - go out, push myself with some hills and then burn some miles on good surfaces to see how my thigh holds up...

Three thousand and a bit feet of up and down, 22 miles along - with the rule being - no running, bring it i…