Long hard slog…

I ran 14 miles today which was the furthest I’ve run in well over four years, possibly more. I can vaguely remember it being in a half marathon training plan years ago but I can’t actually remember doing it! Perhaps that was why it came as a bit of a shock today when I ran the 14 miles but have to say I didn’t really enjoy it. I have got a bit of a cold at the moment so perhaps that was it, but in comparison with last week I felt like every step was a bit of a chore.

This is new territory for me, I’ve never trained for a marathon before and perhaps this is par for the course that the churning out of miles that is required isn’t all fun.  It has got me worried a bit as in the scheme of things it was just 14 miles. What am I going to feel like when I need to do 20? I’m hoping this was just a blip – it can’t be good all of the time and I suppose you need to take the rough with the smooth. Anyway tomorrow is the start of a new week so we shall see!

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3 thoughts on “Long hard slog…

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  2. Ali G ;)

    Chippy, chops, chippy, chippers! A massive well done for getting out there and doing 14miles in the freezing cold. Of course you didn’t enjoy it, it’s freezing and it’s the furthest you run in ages so it probably felt like a long old slog….BUT the most important thing is you did it and the next time you run this distance it will feel easier. You are doing bloomin brilliantly, don’t be so hard on yourself and get taking some multivitamins to help keep the stores up. Go go go chippy, you’re amazing! Xxx


    • Cheers Ali – got some multivitamins today! Gone down with a stinking cold today so in the scheme of things feel better about yesterday now. Will probably take it easy this week – still early days… x


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