Hi all, I’ve not been on here for a while, though I have been watching what a lot of you have been getting up to! 🏃♀️🏃
This morning was my longest run leading up to the Great North Run in a couple of weeks. I was up early so as to have breakfast before the run....I always try to give it a couple of hours to digest.
I set off donning my new Camelback vest, I dehydrated a bit on my last long run so wasn’t going to take any chances. It felt comfortable enough and after a couple of Kms forgot it was there.
The first 3k was familiar running territory for me but, upon turning into Cassington Road towards Bladon, I was faced with a straight very undulating road..... funny, you don’t notice it when you’re driving! It was very challenging for me cos I don’t do hills.... must do some Hill repeats next week 😊
I got up to Hanborough Road still feeling good and hitting the 6k mark. I ran through Long Hanborough, another undulating road which I’d not noticed when driving 🙄
As I approached Cuckoo Lane, such a quaint name, I found I needed a comfort break, I get caught short a lot since my Prostatectomy, not a problem when you’re in the countryside but the GNR is on pretty urban roads so I’m hoping there’ll be potaloos along the route...that’s another story!
I felt really good plodding along Cuckoo Lane, that’s until I hit the 12k mark, after this the glutes started to tighten up and I found myself struggling a bit... it was a psychological relief when I reached the A40 and the final stretch home made even more comfortable when it started to rain.... luvvly jubbly 🤗
I got a bit of a spring in my steps for the final 2k home.... what a relief, just shy of 11mls covered in, what's for me, a respectable time! 😊
Next long run report, the Great North Run.... bring it on 🏃🏃🤗
Happy running folks 🏃🏃♀️😎