Long longer longest runs

Now my marathon training is well underway, the long run distances are getting slightly scary.

This weekend I needed to run 17 miles. It looked like a beautiful morning with the bluest sky. Pity about the wind. The wind was fierce; the wind had teeth.

Another thing about this marathon training is that – with so much running to do – you can’t afford to wait for a better day. Besides, who knows what the weather will be like on marathon day? Best to prepare by running in all weathers.

It took over three and a half hours to run the seventeen miles. I see this as a positive – knowing I can keep running for that long. Although, at one particularly windy point, I looked at my pace (14:10 per mile) and realised that I could probably walk faster. So I did. Just until I turned out of the worst of the wind.

One more long run down. The marathon is starting to feel very real.

One thought on “Long longer longest runs

  1. Well done! Running in the wind is a challenge alright, was windy here all weekend too. As you say you don’t know what it will be like on marathons day, so have to experience it!

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