Dawn chorus

LeedsWith a need for a run today and a grandson’s birthday party to take in, there was only one thing for it: get up and run before breakfast and before Church.  As part of my Marathon taper, I wanted an easy 13 miler and this was three laps of the course that last weekend I did four.

A cold and frosty morning but with a brilliantly clear sky, I was rewarded by the amazing dawn chorus and spectacular views of a misty awakening Leeds.  I found it easy to maintain a slightly faster pace than last week and at the end I could have certainly easily run futher.  This of course is exactly where I ought to be in my programme right now and so all the physio and careful training seems to have paid off.

I won’t run as far again until the 24th April and my tapering runs will continue; next weekend I shall do just two laps of my route which comes to about 8.5 miles.  So far this month I have ran 50.6 miles, this means I should complete my 100 miles in April during the London Marathon so I will receive no less than two medals for my efforts.

“he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.”” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭23:4‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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