My 26.2 mile journey... by Simonetta26_2

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I am a part time working mum of 2 young girls. 3 years ago, I ran my first marathon, in my birth town of Brighton, In a time of 4.53. Last year, I "st...

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Last post: 25 Apr 2014

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    Apr25201411:48 a.m.

    I completed my last long run this week.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/485543565

    As I was driving out of the village today, it seemed sad, in an odd kind of way, to look at the roads, pavements, paths and bridle ways. I've probably run on most of them, since Christmas. At times when I was running, my chosen route would be "too hilly" or "badly planned" or "too far from finishing and getting home in the warm & dry!" But in the car, I looked at the roads with a kind of fondness; that I've got to know these routes so well & although I'll keep running, there's not the necessity to pound the pavements for 3 hours at a time.

    Anyway, I was up early this morning and squeezed a 6 mile run in (in the pouring rain) before taking the children to school. This brought my total training mileage to 500, since the beginning of the year. Next week I will rest and enjoy the taper. In fact, sooner than that, this weekend, we are going on a last minute caravan break (shite weather forecast, but it's all part of the British holidaying fun!) The girls asked if I will be taking my trainers and running. No, no running, just chilling out with you lot. They couldn't believe it & that really brought it home, the impact that the training commitment has had on the whole family. 

    All being well, my next blog will be my race report.......

     

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    • Vin 'Storming blog. I know exactly how you feel Simmy about the familiar roads. I work in the City of Westminster. I see part of the run in to the Mall, and f Big Ben and Embarkment. From the office high up I see Buck house. I also get a feeling of sad reminiscent just looking at the roads!!Strange only runners know this feeling. Yep total commitment only with family support can we make it. Have a lovely rest. Both mind and body. Then go and enjoy that run. You ready. You can run it easily. Ask no more than purely to enjoy. I've learnt the hard way asking too much of myself of late with the running. Good luck. We'll be with you on the run as always :-)' added 25th Apr 2014

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    • Berlin_Bolt 'Have a super break Simmy ( I loved my caravan hol's, rain or no rain! ) The miles are in the legs. You've worked hard for this Marathon, rest up now and have fun. : )' added 25th Apr 2014

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    • gloshawk 'Have a lovely break Simmy, the miles you have done mean that you certainly deserve it! I know what you mean about that last valedictory run; sad in a way, but exciting to mean that it's time for the big one as MK beckons. On a yard!' added 25th Apr 2014

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    • gaellebryant 'Miles are done... Enjoy your weekend and good luck for next week marathon!' added 25th Apr 2014

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    • marcphillips 'Good luck Simmy, MK marathon is getting better each time, they deserve (and so do you!) better weather this time. I would be there for third time lucky but for a prior engagement(challenge!). Enjoy the day!' added 25th Apr 2014

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    • Simonetta26_2 'It's my third time, too: 2012 = DNF (man, that was some rain!) 2013, went off too fast (I think, on reflection - that and the heat) 4.28. What's you're other challenge, Marc?' added 26th Apr 2014

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    • Rob_Barber 'Enjoy that family time, then make them even prouder than they already are :-)' added 26th Apr 2014

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    • marcphillips 'It's the Herts County Championships on the same day and I'm having a go at track and field... I'm sorry to miss MK but I'll wait to read how you get on, have a good one!' added 26th Apr 2014

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    • Ross_M 'Good luck with the race!' added 27th Apr 2014

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