12.3 Mile Long Run With Only 3 Weeks Until The Great Scottish Run 2012.
Only 3 weeks now until the Great Scottish Run 2012 and I’m getting excited.
I knew I had to go out today and run over 10 miles but I wasn’t sure if I was up to it having jogged 7 miles yesterday.
Channelling the spirit of a quarter-speed Mo Farah I managed to sweat it out for 12.3 miles which is my longest run since the marathon itself.
It was quite a miserable day outside. Grey and drizzly which are actually ideal conditions for running.
The only problem was that some of the pavement was quite slippery. It was made even worse by the huge amount of horse shit present along my route. I don’t understand why horses are allowed to shit wherever they please yet dogs can’t. Seems a bit unjust! Then again I think it’s the lawmakers themselves who own the horses!
I hadn’t intended on a sprint finish but I had a spike of anger on the home straight after a couple seemed oblivious to my coughing fit as I tried to plan a way around them. I ended up having to run on the road around them. Just as I was passing them, they stopped and turned around thinking I was still there.
What was the fucking point in that?
Anyway I’ve finished the week on a high. A total of 53 miles to make for my 3rd best week in terms of mileage since I started running. Here is a list of my top weeks so far for those who are interested!
Looking forward to getting out again next week and trying for another 50+ miler.