Just photos today from my route yesterday. More than 17 miles, but not quite 18…
Yesterday was slow. And tough. And it hurt. But I’m not sore today, so I guess that’s the main thing. And it’s all about covering the distance, right? Getting your body used to the pain and the emptiness in your muscles, and pushing on through…
The first 11 miles felt fairly easy, but I really had to dig in for the final few miles. And at the end, I was struggling just to put one foot in front of the other.
Quite a lot of off-road again today, but the views kept me going. And my iPod.
Luckily, Jan had taken the kids off for the day, so I not only got to rest afterwards, I got to lie down in bed and read a book!
Talked through the rest of my training with Jan last night. He was all for me doing a couple of 20 milers and a 23 miler. I reminded him that I’m not expecting to run this marathon, or race it… just survive!
Anyway… 18 miles next week. Bungay Half the week after… then possibly a 20 miler… and we’ll go from there.