I will be a "home alone with one chide"-dad for a few weeks counting from March 29th. In the meanwhile, I need to intensify my practice, which has been close to non-existant. Target travel rate is, after all, 30 km/day - or 210 km/week - a far cry from my current 5km/week average (actually altering between 4, 6 and 9 km/week of walking).
It is ten weeks until expected departure. A practice program should increase the distance by 20 km/week2 - 3km/day every week or 0.42 km/day every day. When bicycling is not an option due to other restraints, I must make use of the stationary bike - every day!
How should I accomplish this, I wonder? Well... first of all, write it down!
Week number: daily practice, total for week, total in period (comment)
Week 11: 4 km/day 28 km 28 km(15 minutes/day?)
Week 12: 7 km/day 49 km 77 km
Week 13: 10 km/day 70 km 147 km
Week 14: 13 km/day 91 km 238 km (an hour/day? Must be morning practice.)
Week 15: 16 km/day 112 km 350 km
Week 16: 19 km/day 133 km 483 km
Week 17: 22 km/day 154 km 637 km (two hours/day? How do I fit this into my schedule?)
Week 18: 25 km/day 175 km 812 km
Week 19: 28 km/day 196 km TOTAL: 1008 km
Next: Something as simple as a piece of paper with this information - or a spreadsheet. Jot down actual practice and check against the four different goals written down in the table above. Figure out how to get about doing this as I go.