Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Monday Training (13.1 mile run)

Having had the pleasure of a return visit from British Gas today to fix my boiler (to change the heat exchanger), I had the day off work today.  No choice in the matter really.  So made the most of it by going on out on a training run.

Deliberately went out with just some blackcurrant and apple squash in my water bottle and off I went, with a view to running about 6-8 miles but yet again got carried away and ended up running 13.1 miles.

 


The run was brutal. It was the first time I'd run a distance like that with no energy drink and I was beginning to suffer around the 7.5-8 mile point. The legs felt heavy and a huge blister was forming on the inside of my right foot, my real weak point in my armour. The last 2 miles was by far the most painful I have run since I took up running again.

After some food and a soak in the tub, I walked down to Welling Corner to stretch the legs out a tad and they feel reasonably ok as I type this at midnight.