I feel really glad that I completed 15 miles yesterday in under 3 hours. I was a bit fazed as had my daughters 11th birthday party on Saturday…with 9 screaming excitable 11 year olds, and 2 for a sleepover..
I did the Bristol to bath cycle path. My plan was to run to the station, get the train to Bristol, run the path , then a friend would meet me in Bath and return me home again… However this didn’t go quite to plan- the things that went wrong include:
Trains all cancelled, had to get the bus and run extra to get to the start.
IT rained A LOT and I was soaked within 30 minutes
My phone DIED at 10 miles and it was at 32%
I had no way of contacting my friend so I had to improvise
My friend eventually found me in a heap in the Apple shop charging my phone ( that was how I improvised)
We ate lunch at a v cold vege café ( she is a vegan) and I was in wet clothes…. By this point I was really really cold
When I reached 15 miles I still wasn’t at the end of the path but I just couldn’t run anymore so had to walk about 3 miles to get to Bath ( fast walking)
SIS tab in Camel
Crème egg as treat at the finish
Learning for next time:
Go home as soon as I have finished OR have a clothes bag stashed somewhere…
Get a better phone AND take out a battery pack so I can charge en route. My husband has a solar powered one I could wear like a hat!!!!
Plan my route better and don’t rely on public transport!
Big hurdle for me as longest run since my marathon last April… 17 miles next in 2 weeks’ time….