It has now been a week since last posting. Much has happened. I have broken in my new shoes – same make and model as the old shoes.* I have covered about 72km or 44miles (perhaps a tad more) in 7 days. And you have generously sponsored me over 333 quid, so THANK YOU!
Thank you Susi!
Run Number 1 – Saturday- ran 10-12km in little over an hour – tramped all over St.Jean, Jonction, and Lancy. It was pretty gnarly, due to Saturday being relatively hot, and also as I chose to run a hilly route.
Thank you Nathalie and Atcern!
Run Number 2 – Sunday – ran 33km – first 27k went very well, last 6 did not – I put this down to moronic exertions the day before (see ‘Run Number 1′). On a serious note, I never in my life, thought that I would say anything like “the first 27km went very well”.
Thank you Robert ‘Mad Dog’ Vaughansy!
Run Number 3 – Tuesday – ran 10km – first half was run at a blistering pace (24 minutes) – I was very happy with this. Second half took about half an hour. I noted a twinge in my left leg that seemed to be of a muscular nature, hence the slowing down in the second half.
Thank you Raegan and Glenn!
Run Number 4 – Wednesday – slow 10km – in anticipation of tapering (slowing down 2 weeks prior to the Marathon) had a leisurely run with the Doctor – went along the Rhone, over the Rhone/Arve, to the petting zoo, along to Bout-de Monde and then back. Doctor provided great chat whilst running, and I’m much obliged for his support throughout this daft venture, for keeping me company, and for sponsoring me.
Thank you Doctor!
Finally, Bea, my darling wife, thank you very much for putting up with all the moaning and whingeing about how running sucks, and thank you for getting me ‘over that wall’ – now I’m tapering, and then I have the big day.
I’m proudly going through all this pain and torment for PHABKids, so if you have a couple of quid spare, please go to Justgiving and donate what you can!
* You wouldn’t have thought it, but you can really tell the difference between running in an old pair of shoes and by ‘old’ I mean less than a year, and running in a new pair. Gotta love the Asics Gel Nimbus 12s…
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