I am on day 1 of a fortnight of no running. let's see how long I last. It's easy enough when you've got DOMS but will I be climbing the walls by Friday? I'm sure my body will be grateful for a period of rest.
What are you going to cook us to christen the new oven, Sluggs?
I'm gonna give you the quick bit and then try and read back.
First 8 miles were perfect. Zipping along nicely thank you very much. Then it started to get just a little challenging but I still got to half way in a smidge under 2 hours.
Then challenging became more than a little testy as I adopted a run/walk strategy. The strategy disintegrated into walk/walk/walk/ trot a little/feel iffy/walk. Second half was 2:47
I finished and had a quick hug with a lovely TiT then lost vision and balance and sat down for a bit before hobbling of to the medical tent. I spent about 45 minutes waiting for my blood pressure to come back up to a reasonable level.
All in all, the mind was willing and the flesh was very weak; in fact it didn't bother turning up.