Day 350 – And then there were fifteen

Well, fifteen days left. But we’re working on the 1095miles team. Give us some time, we may have a surprise for you πŸ˜‰

That means tomorrow the blog will suddenly be three daily bloggers/runners strong. I would like to wholeheartedly welcome, and wish the best of luck, to Michelle and David on their fourteen days of the 3 miles a day challenge. M&D are good friends of mine, good friends of my chosen charity Sense and above all, very lovely people. Have fun with it guys and let us all know how you get on. Welcome to a tough forty two miles and enjoy being famous for it πŸ˜‰ Anyway, you’ll be hearing from M&D regularly over the next fortnight, which will hopefully get you all ready for what is to come…this site is going to start buzzing with activity soon!

Speaking of the end, and I don’t wish to labour the point but my year is so very nearly up, it’s time for a celebration (of sorts). Given I’ll have run about 1600 miles by Tuesday 20th September the only appropriate thing to do would be to run the final three miles with a few of the people I’ve met along the way, maybe a few of those who have joined me in support (for which I am eternally grateful, this has been hell at times and you’ve kept me sane throughout!) and hopefully the next intrepid 1095miler to take up the challenge. I suspect there may need to be some geographical link-up with all of these people and the possibility of a synchronised run at around 18:30 on 20/9/2011 is as close as we may get to being together, but hey, that suits me fine!

So, stick it in your diary. We’ll be at Hyde Park Corner for the final run in my year and hopefully the first of someone else’s.

18:30 20/09/2011.

Anyone know where I can buy a posh silver baton from? πŸ˜‰

Today I ran 3 miles. Actually I ran 4.61 because I could. I hurt a lot after yesterday’s fast mileage and have this odd pain in my right buttock of all places which has been plaguing me all day. I ache, I’m knackered, but with the end in sight, it seems only right to make it hurt a bit for the last few dying days. Given my average daily mileage is now 4.47 miles, I’m going to try and keep it up there, in fact 4.5 would be better wouldn’t it!

I went out for my usual 1.5 miles out and 1.5 miles back run, decided to extend that to 2 miles each way and then realised that got me to Gun Hill which is where a few of the guys from the club do hill reps. I figured I’d better check how steep it was while I was there. It’s pretty steep!

And finally for today, I’ll leave you with a conversation. One that only the two guys who’ve done it could possibly have (hopefully there will be a few more of us in the future)
Last night, James and I were talking about where the blog could go next.
I (jokingly) suggested for the third year we should triple the mileage and organise some way to share the target between the two of us.
James’ reply:
Dont – I’m having palpitations thinking about that first post:
distance today: 3 miles
miles to go 1092

Brilliantly put. But I know how he felt too!

Tomorrow’s Tuesday run will be in the Westminster area. If you would like to join us, just shout!

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Today’s shoes: White/Blue Kayano 17s
Miles today: 4.61
Target: 1050
Miles to date: 1559.31
“Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.”
John Trautmann

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