With 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