My 8th Half Marathon In A Row And I Ran It 8 Minutes Faster!
I survived Storm Imogen and completed my 8th consecutive half marathon today.
I’d set my alarm for 7am to try to catch the only time when there was ‘good’ weather on offer in London.
Unfortunately I slept through my alarm and ended up having to run in some rain. It wasn’t actually that bad considering I was ready for fucking war after listening to the weather forecasts. We’re quite excitable about ANY weather in the UK so I was expecting 80 foot waves and angry ducks on the Lea.
I set about the first 6 miles as fast as I could in an attempt to get towards Central London so that I could be with the wind & rain at my back towards the end of my run. There was zero rain through the first hour and by the time it came on heavy it was at my back and I was on my way home!
To try to break up the monotony of running the same route the past few days I ran up to Clapton Common before realising I was running straight back onto Stamford Hill and into traffic so I turned back and continued along by the River Lea with it’s horrific fucking puddles.
I finished this half marathon 8 minutes faster than the one yesterday.
I’m becoming more and more comfortable with the distance. Once I get to 13km or 8 miles I know that I’ll make it home so I try to speed up a little whenever I’m happy to do so.
The weather is to be a lot calmer tomorrow so I’ll be taking my time and enjoying the half marathon.
My body is feeling remarkably resilient at the moment and I’m worried that this is all too good to be true. I need to take the next few days easier so that I’m certain I can finish this challenge strong.