Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


The Triple Crown

by Russell Turner - 16:19 on 30 December 2017

Today was the last day of running before Marathon Year begins. The weather looks horrible tomorrow (wet, windy, chilly) and best avoided but today was just right: a crisp cold, hardly a breeze and sunny outside the shade. That must have aided my triple whammy.

Not only did I run for forty minutes non-stop for the first time (apart from two vehicle-related halts), I covered a record distance – 4.66 miles with half-mile walks start and finish included – and ran the first 5k in 35:05mins, forty seconds faster than my previous best, which Matchgirl reckons is good going.

The month that began with me recovering from flu saw around thirty-five miles run and several more walked. So far, so good.

I’d planned a run tomorrow, until I saw the weather forecast, because Week 1 includes an optional extra. I might do that on Monday, if I’ve recovered from Hogmanay with City Limits at the Cairn Hotel in Carrbridge when I expect to be home around 2am. Otherwise I’ll let it slip by because Week 2 begins on Wednesday.

Also on the agenda is a new pair of running shoes. Mine are fine at the moment but they won’t last forever, especially as the time on my feet increases. But with so much to choose from it won’t be a fun job. Wish me luck.

Comment from Cathy at 17:44 on 30 December 2017.
Congratulations! What a fantastic way to finish this year and kickstart the next. 👏👏
Comment from Russell at 20:03 on 30 December 2017.
Slow and steady...

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