Running 3 Half Marathons In 3 Consecutive Days.
Today I completed my 3rd consecutive half marathon in 3 days.
The above statement isn’t really true as I ran 14 miles on Friday and 15 miles on Saturday.
But fuck it! It sounds like an achievement when I say 3 half marathons in 3 days!
Being inspired by the Great North Run
After watching the thrilling conclusion to the race on my television I went and bought my running food.
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost a year since I didn’t record a time in the Great North Run. I wish I could have been there today, but I forgot all about entering the ballot in January.
The last 400m of the men’s race was really exciting though and I was happy enough to spend the morning indoors watching it.
Fuelling up for the long run
My run fuel consisted of a packet of fifteens (pictured below) and a sausage roll.
I decided to not take any running gels out with me, in case I had a recurrence of the stomach problems I experienced in the 50k.
Running another half marathon today.
I didn’t have high hopes for this run.
I was still recovering from the hilly 15 miler and my body wanted a bit of a rest. My problem is that my mind won’t let my body rest.
I started off by deliberately running into the wind so that I could enjoy having it at my back for the last few miles.
The first 10 miles were very difficult for this reason. Once the wind was behind me it was so much easier.
I had to be careful as the 30mph gust of winds left me precariously close to being swept onto the road on many occasions.
I’m resting now until Wednesday. 42 miles in 3 days is too extreme, particularly after the 50k last Sunday.
My next race is the Belfast half marathon next Sunday. I’m confident that I’ll get around without any difficulty and will hopefully record a time quicker than my 1:57:55, last month in Dublin!