Last long one before which I should have taken Imodium!

I really don’t like loosing an hour as seem to spend the entire day chasing my tail playing catch up, today was no different.

I was up early (old time) due to a dodgy tummy, but hoped this was a good sign for the run, getting things out of the way, so to speak (sorry). After porridge and raspberries I left madam egg hunting and hubby in bed and set off to Exmouth to repeat last weeks run with maybe a bit added on.

The car was left looking at this view, lucky car.


It was cold, this soon took its told on my bladder, fortunately the toilets were nearby. Unfortunately at miles 7 and 13 I needed to use the facilities again, my stomach was not happy at all. It just felt sore.
Mile 10 I turned around to head back and spotted this sign, it did make me smile, ‘nearly there’ only 9 miles to go!

The home trek was tougher than last weeks due mostly to the strong cold wind I was now running in to and the realisation that my legs had, had enough probably because this was their 5th running day in a row, due to missing Tuesdays run and playing catch up.
I made 19 miles which will do, I never expected or wanted to make the called for 20-22 mile run, so am pleased I managed 19 but not pleased with how I felt at the end!
Mrs Garmin has a great feature where you can compare two runs and as I did a similar route to last weeks run I had a look at this. It was very interesting, miles 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10 were faster than last week with mile 6 being exactly the same pace, overall I was 10 seconds slower per mile, which actually given the condition of my tum was not bad at all.
The couch was calling my name very loudly when I got in, in fact so loudly I daren’t go near it as I knew if I succumbed I would not move for the rest of the day. Instead I helped hubby dismantle a wardrobe and made Burgundy Beef Stew with Horseradish Dumplings for dinner. Before settling down to watch the Boat Race with a cider! Well earned.


About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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4 Responses to Last long one before which I should have taken Imodium!

  1. Michelle S says:

    well done you….taper off now? 3 weeks to go???
    I think i am going to have to pull finger out and do a full ….i have a mental block about it:)…
    scrummy dinner…

  2. fortnightflo says:

    Oh wow the dumplings look amazing – why are you posting about food so much lately – don’t you know I’m on a diet?!?!?

  3. plustenner says:

    well done!! must admit am getting a bit bored of running into icy headwinds 🙂
    enjoy the taper x

  4. abradypus says:

    18 miles after five straight days of running is impressive. Imagine what you’ll be like once you’ve tapered!

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