Can you describe a run as disgraceful? Because if you can, that is yesterdays.
LSR - had all good intentions, went to me dads so I could run along the canal towpaths (when I was a kid they were mud paths, now they are compacted gravel). It was a hot day so I stashed some drinks at Sheerwater Bridge (for on my way back, 15 ish miles) and Brookwood Bridge (turn around point at 9 miles). Set off from The White Hart pub (New Haw) and trotted along very happily - for a while. Got through Woking and was now on unfamilair territory which is usually good as I don't know what is around the corner and look forward to getting there to see. Approaching Brookwood I came upon a scene that looked familiar. Now I have never been there before but I recognised the place and soon realised it was somewhere I had seen in a few, I wouldn't call them nightmares, but not very nice dreams I have had over the years. Very very eerie. Told myself I was being silly and carried on but it stuck in my mind, and it was only a mile from the turn point. Stopped there for a gel and drink and a good stretch out then set off again. Had to run back past the 'dream' but maanged it but after that my mnd was all over the place. Why had I seen this before? Wa s my dream about to happen? It is a really weird feeling. Again, told myself I was being daft and trotted on but I had lost all intrest in running although I did persevere with it but I now added a fair bit of walking. Kept going, got to Maybury (Woking) and had really had enough so I text Mrs K to come get me. The bitch refused! I was hungry and thirsty but only 2 miles from a drink so I got going again and arranged to meet her in New Haw. Told her I would be 20 minutes, even that took me half an hour! Overall it was a terrible run, 14 miles eventually, in just over 3 hours! As I said, DISGRACEFUL!
So why? - maybe I wasn't as prepared as I though? I had mapped this route out in my head dozens of times and was really looking for ward to it. I left drinks, I have trained pretty well, Iwas ready. But on the day I didn't really 'feel' ready. Ate a smaller breakfast than usual, didn't take snacks with me (usually do for a very long run) so didn't eat. It was very hot, I didn't take that into consideration as I knew most of my route would be in the shade of the trees although I did wear a cap and sunglasses. Maybe the 'dream' put me off my stride? I am putting it down to one of those runs that did not go well. I am sure I will dwell on it for a while but I also know that sometimes they just happen. The next one will be great.
Sunglasses - I rarely run in them but I noticed something yesterday. Most runners acknowledge you as you pass, I saw dozens yesterday, passing me and going in the opposite direction, very few gave me a glance. I think it was because they couldn't see my eyes I (which was handy when the big busted girl with no sports bra ran by!!).
Football - gonna watch the start of the Grand Prix then off to watch a football match, then I am reffing this afternoon! Idiot!
Never ever give up
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