we are approximately at 12% of the year through, when I have just run 10% of my 2018km target distance.
However, with the Under Armour Year challenge, I remain in the top 7% – I feel a slightly competitive streak coming on, which will help keep me running.
Today’s run report is short and sweet. I was in Stratford (East End, not Upon Avon) for a scan to ascertain the reason for a bout of WMAS. I then decided I could run home, which in principle I could, just not today after yesterday’s serious run.
The Stratford regeneration is amazing, but Google Maps doesn’t necessarily take you through the most salubrious areas, when directing you home. To be honest as soon as I spotted a path down to the Regents Canal, I was off and away. Besides which Google Maps requires a reasonably good GPS signal and I kept losing it.
The canalside was chocker with runners, coming at you, overtaking you, undertaking you and I suddenly realised it’s half term. There were canoeists on the water and a slightly sweaty middle aged runner on the bank. This SSMAR was swearing quietly as her fleece lined baggy trousers were chafing her legs, and at the point of my greatest discomfort I was overtaken by a handy, bendy, twiglet runner. You know the sort, cellulite is a word they know from the dictionary, but have never experienced.
As she ran past, this SSMAR looked in utter disbelief, as twiglet runner was wearing a yoga strappy bra let top, with a bare midriff and knee length capris. It’s 5 degrees people… and she is running semi naked. Needless to say being overtaken by a semi naked runner in 5 degrees, was a tad off-putting, so I spluttered to a halt. Still it was over 8kms.
- I surpassed my 10% target today – fantastic
- I have chafed legs – uughh
- I have to run another 8km tomorrow – mmm
How Soon Is Now – The Smiths
Hymn – Ultravox
Batman – The Jam
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Running Bear – Stiff Little Fingers
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine – The Killer
Wasted Life – Stiff Little Fingers
Get Up and Jump – Red Hot Chilis
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Country – Paul Weller
Everything Cunts – Depeche Mode
On Top – The Killers
I’m Not Like Everybody Else – The Kinks
Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Smithers-Jones – The Jam
The Girl Who Wanted To Be – The Manics
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Don’t You Remember – Adele
North Country Boy – Charlatans
Distance 8.46 kms
Average Pace 8:16 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 27 metres
Kms Done – 202.67 km
Kms to Do 1815.33