My training for next month’s Royal Parks half-marathon continues. I’m missing tons of training time due to work travel and, this week, illness.
But I made sure I got back out on the streets this morning.
I managed 15km fairly well, though I’ll be honest – the final kilometre was a little tough due to blisters. Seems like they kick in at the 10km mark and while I’m loathe to get new trainers this close to a raise, I’m going to have to do something about it.
Too much information? We’ll skip the use of vaseline, then.
Anyway, it was sunny, cool and still. Perfect for a run by the river and then through a fairly quiet City of London. I enjoyed about 95% of it, which is great. That is, when I wasn’t avoiding cyclists on the pavement, various strategically-placed piles of dog shit and idiot tourists walking five abreast.
I honestly made the run harder for myself by listening to a hilarious podcast, when I should really have had some music going. This week’s ‘Do by Friday‘ was a cracker. I thoroughly recommend it – crass and offensive in all the right ways.
Next increase in distance will be up to 18km, which is where I tend to peak before a half-marathon. This means I’ll have go running while I’m in Dublin next week for business and while I’m in Japan for holidays.
This half-marathon seemed like such a good idea last month. But it’s all in aid of Epilepsy Action, so if you’d like to sponsor my run, you can do so via this link. Thank you!