I awoke from a very broken night’s sleep with the mother of all pre-run anxiety weighing heavy on my shoulders. As I stepped out of the door I was at borderline panic attack.
So not the best of starts then, but the hardest step is the first and as nineties prophets of mirth, ‘D:ream’ predicted, ‘Things can only get better’.
Sure enough, by a few miles in I’d found my stride. Better still, the atrocious weather of late had given way to glorious sunshine and the strong winds were behind me for the most part of the run too.
Nutritionally I brought out the big guns and consumed 4 gel sachets and 8 dextro tablets. Whether it be placebo or an actual boost it seemed to work and I’ll take any win I can get on a long run like this.
The upshot is, after another disjointed week of training I have convincingly ticked off a non stop 17 miler just in the nick of time. For next week I head to Oulton Park and the 20 mile ‘Running Grand Prix’. A baptism of fire for my new trainers then!
Will I triumph? Will I fail? Find out here next week, same bat time, same bat channel.
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Until next time, keep on running!
Love and hugs and stuff,
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