Day 357 – It hasn’t hurt like this for quite some time!

I had in mind to run around 4 or 5 miles today. The legs had other ideas. The first quarter mile felt really good. Seven minute miles now seem to suit me quite well and I figured the body was good for it. A half a mile in, it was feeling somewhat weary. By a mile and a half at my turning point, I couldn’t wait to get home and sit down. The legs were screaming. Having essentially run about 95% of a marathon distance yesterday, I’m not really surprised, but I can’t afford to back off now. I’ll chalk this one up as a rest day and see how we go tomorrow. I need to clock up a lot of miles this week and make sure it’s front heavy so I can take a day or two off for the Great North on Sunday. I’d ideally taper for a week for a half marathon, it looks like the taper will end up being 24-48 hours which is effectively nothing, but it’ll just have to do. I’ve got targets to reach 😉

More tomorrow. More running, but hope fully also more mileage tomorrow. I have a way to go yet and only eight more days to play with…

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Today’s shoes: Blue/White Kayano 17s
Miles today: 3.00
Target: 1071
Miles to date: 1623.70
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
George S. Patton

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