Not a LSR ..... but LMR !

Posted on: 16 Mar 2015

Firstly..... I've noticed that there has been a spate of posts from buzzers with injuries. Its not surprising when the mileage goes up for injuries to rear their ugly heads.

 

However....It also looks like most seem to be getting over them now which is great news and just in time!

 

Anyway.... Back to my LMR..

It being mother's day I ditched my Sunday run (LSR) long slow/Sunday run. Family always comes first... Mostly..

 

Today being Monday I had to drive from Plymouth to London for 3 days of meetingsIm staying in Greenwich so after 5 hours in the car decided to stretch my legs by going for a Long Monday Run.

 

I took advantage of the location and ran some of the marathon routesome of it admittedly in reverse. I ran past the Cutty Sark then took a short cut under the Thames to the isle of dogs following some of the route before cutting through canary wharf before crossing a bridge designed by the architects Future Systems (the architect in me demanded this crossing even if it was in the wrong direction). I then headed to tower bridge.... Thats a long boring road... But when I got there I cut down to the Thames footpath and ran all the way to Big Ben. Its very windy and you have to dodge lots of pedestrians but a nice route.

 

Crossing Westminster Bridge its always great to see London lit up at night and this route takes in all the sights. Then back down the Thames past the London eye, past the skaters at south bank skatepark and flying by the Tate modern. I got to tower bridge and at that point was less familiar with my surroundings particularly in the dark. Heading in the vague direction of Greenwich I got a little lost around Surrey quays but a helpful cyclist pointed me in the right direction and I was able to avoid Peckham at night (I'm sure its fine).

 

Only 15.5 miles in the end in 1:53 but I was tired. Not sure if it was just general lack of fitness or the journey. I put it down to a 5 hour drive taking it out of me.

 

Still... I love running round London when I get the chance.

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