Bit late with the run report but if you want the short version, I completed me first half marathon on Saturday! For the long version, keep going 😁
I decided to do my run from my parents house in the Lincolnshire fens. It’s very different from my usual routes from home as it is extremely flat and the fen roads go on forever!
The first fen was fine. The weather had cleared up and I reached 6.5K with relative ease in what seemed like no time at all! Then it was up onto the river bank, the sun even came out here! I ran along here until I reached the 10K point then turned around.
The return leg was down another fen that runs parallel to the first. This is where the choice route started to seem less of a good idea 🙈 I could see the village in the distance about 5 miles away, but it was headwind and I just felt like I was getting no closer to it. I managed to keep my legs going, cheered on momentarily by a cyclist who sympathised about our poor choice of direction!
I kept a up my pace until the last two miles when it started to become a real slog. It started to rain a bit too. After what seemed like ages, I took the turn across the farm and back through the village. I texted my parents house, looked at my watch and was horrified to see I’d run exactly 21K and would have to start running again for 100m 😩🏃🏼♀️
I made it though and was pretty pleased with the time, 2:26:07 having aimed to get under 2:30. 😁😁🎉🎉 Well done to everyone who did their HMs this weekend and ultimate respect to all of you that went twice as far last week! I definitely had nothing left at the end 🥵