Entered My 3rd 100K This Year.
I’ve entered the Thames Path Challenge 100k at the last minute. If I get to the end of that race and refuse the glass of wine in Henley then I will have 300 days sober.
There’s always a voice in my head that says “you’ve went 300 days without alcohol, why not celebrate with a cool relaxing glass of ALL THE FUCKING DRINKS!”. That voice is the source of most of my trouble. I need it like I need a boot in the cock.
I don’t want just one drink. I want serenity. I foolishly thought that I got it through alcohol.
Alcohol doesn’t relax me. It kills the inhibitions that I need. As an uninhibited drunk I do silly regretful shit like confess my love for gawk-eyed country girls. I then wake up the next day and regret everything. At this point I’m feeling a lot more stressed. If alcohol actually worked, the more I drank, the more relaxed I’d be and the less I’d need the fucking drug.
I don’t drink because I don’t need to fucking drink. It doesn’t work. I’m practicing being uninhibited as a sober man. Nothing wrong with barking in public.
I wasn’t going to enter the race as I have concerns over the amount of daylight on Saturday. The race starts at 7am. Sunset is at 7:30pm. I’m notoriously bad at night time running. I trip over shit when the sun is out for Christ’s sake.
Towards the end of the London 2 Cambridge challenge I was carrying my head torch in my hand around the darkened alleys of Trinity College in Cambridge. I came across a group of women who were obviously steaming fucking drunk and they were all laughing out loud. After I’d jogged past them one of them shouted
“Wow, he looks really creepy!”
I wanted to reply with
“Yes. I’m doing this for fun. This is like a bourgeois version of Silent Hill where instead of being a haunted Mid-Western shanty town, I’m in Cambridge, England. Rather than being stalked by mutant zombie dogs I’m having to contend with squeaking feral Uni twods.”
I’m gonna focus on making steady progress throughout the race and aim to be at least 85k in by sunset.
I want to finish this one without dying. I’m always a mess at the end of 100ks but that’s only because I’m a mess at the start of 100ks.
Aim is a 15 hour finish. Here are the times I’m hopefully going to be leaving each station.
|Bishops Park – 0k||7:00|
|Old Deer Park – 12.5k||8:45|
|Hurst Park – 27.5k||11:00|
|Manor Park – 37.5k||12:30|
|Runnymede Pleasure Ground – 50k||14:30|
|Eton Wick – 62.5k||16:30|
|Marsh Meadow – 77k||18:30|
|Hurleyford Farm – 87.5k||20:00|
|Finish Henley – 100k||22:00|