Running Only My 2nd Ever 200 Mile Month And Bad Fears About My First Ever 50K.
Today I had one of my best runs in quite some time. I ran my hilly half marathon route in just under 2 hours 5 minutes and it was a great experience.
I also ran my fastest ever mile at 7:35 which at the time was painful, but I felt I had to at least try on this run as I want to work towards a place where I can easily sustain a 9:09 min/mile for 26.2 miles.
I’m doing my speed work now in training so that I can be lazier in races. The thought of always giving 100% would leave me a burned out wreck.
People ask me how I can manage to run for 2 hours in the morning, but I run at such an easy pace it’s now natural. It’s not 2 hours of struggling, it’s a pleasure and a release most mornings.
Unless of course the run is shit. Then it’s a pain in the ass.
2nd ever 200 mile month.
Today clinched it. In August 2013 I ran 202.31 miles over only 16 runs.
I ran 206 miles in August 2012 and it took 30 runs to get there. I basically achieved the same feat this month with half the runs.
Stocking up for tomorrow’s long run
I went to Tesco earlier in prep for my 3 hour long run tomorrow. This was my basket.
I got to the checkout and the girl there gave me quite a dirty look.
Y’see, you can tell a lot about a man by the content of his shopping basket. It’s like a glimpse into his soul.
And I guess my soul is not in good order right about now.
On that note I’m sitting here drinking Lucozade Sport and Vodka. The cocktail of choice for all aspiring runners.
Less than a week until the Titanic Quarter 50k
I really don’t have a fucking clue what I’ve got myself into.
But I guess I’ll soon find out!
All I know is that I want to enjoy my marathons from now on and if it takes a 50k to build a little self belief and stamina then so be it.
I’ll still be alive by the end of it!