Only twenty days to go before the Yorkshire Marathon.Yesterday I managed 19.5miles running from home to the far side of Hebden Bridge and back.
If it wasn’t for the big f’ing hill back up Salterhebble it would have been relatively relaxed affair with 3.5 hours of Radio 4 on my headphones as a change from my usual running mix of early-to-mid 90s house.
Next week will be my last long training run putting another 22miles on the clock. Then I get to look forward to two weeks of taper before the race on the 11th October.
It’s been a long and busy summer with more running than blogging about running.
I’ve had high points – Finishing the Humber Half-Marathon in under two hours :-))))
I’ve had low points – A spot of runners knee which is now a lot better through a combination of taking it a bit easier and strength training.
The 10Ks have been great fun and I’ve a small collection of medals and T-shirts but now it’s time for the big one.
Last Sunday, as part of my training plan, I ran the 18miles to Hebden Bridge and back to Skircoat. Despite the pummelling my legs took I was still able to run my 4mile run on Monday so things are looking good for October.
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Next week is my first half marathon – The Humber Half Marathon
It starts just down the road from my Mum and Dad’s house on the north bank of the Humber estuary.
The highlight is definitely going to be crossing the Humber Bridge on the final ‘sprint’ to the finish.
However….there is the little matter of “Cardiac Hill” to contend with first – A mile of continuous climb in a land with no hills.
I do most of my practice runs in the Pennines where I have to go up a steep hill at a some point so I’m hoping little bit of North Lincolnshire hill shouldn’t pose too much trouble.
Anyway; more important shizzle – Sponsor me using the links on the right hand side of this blog. And if you you we’re thinking of shelling out loads of money for my wife’s birthday the day before the race, she’ll be more than happy if you donated to CAP or Mind instead 😉