Well here I am again a little under a week to go to the full marathon.
I have only run two full marathons, ever…
One road run a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away….. (which I have blanked from my memory).
And an off road marathon that I got talked into last year… (The “T42”)
The more recent one was 5.48 of pure agony, and great scenery.
When I say it was 5.48 of pure agony the first 2.30 was actually pretty enjoyable but the subsequent 3 hours was less so. In a fairly expontential fashion.
My progress through the race looked like this…
My dad who was an avid runner, used to say a marathon was two sixteen kilometre runs with a ten kilometre run added on the end, and the last ten kilometre’s was as hard as the first two sixteen’s together.
I was often confused by Dad’s stories; but I expect that this run will probably hurt about the same.
I am ready for it though, I’ve been looking back at my mostly complete training schedule and I feel happy that I’ve done what I can.
In the last three weeks while I’ve been contemplating the story that eventually became “This story that needs telling”.
What you’ve missed – the short story.
Three long runs.
Some recovery time.
The last winter storm
and…. the end of Winter (almost).
See you on the Weekend!