I had another long run scheduled for this morning.
The route I had planned was inaccessible due to flooding, so I had to improvise and go a different route. The river is still running high, but apart from some mud and debris the path was fine for running.
Here is a picture of the old Iron Aqueduct …
… and one looking down from the aqueduct onto the river.
I kept running and running, without really being sure how far I had run. I was quite keen to get beyond 6 miles … perhaps even nearer 7 miles.
When I finally succumbed and looked at my watch, I had only done 55 minutes. Still well below 6 miles.
So I kept running …
When I reached home I had run for 1:09:20. I thought to myself that I must be VERY NEAR to 7 miles, so I ran around the block one more time, adding another 3:50 minutes. Overall distance 7.44 miles. My furthest distance ever!!
(Turns out I had almost exactly done 7 miles when I reached home, so I could have saved myself the run round the block)
Very pleased with myself. I would not have come this far if it wasn’t for Janathon!
On a slightly different note, hubby cooked a very delicious Jerusalem artichoke and kale gratin last night, courtesy to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. Jerusalem artichokes are not nicknamed ‘fartichokes’ for no reasons … so I fear I might be fairly antisocial for the rest of the weekend. Slightly worried about singing at the baptism service in church tomorrow morning … but hey!
Total running: 54.5 miles
Total walking: 38.9 miles
Total cycling: 41 miles
Total Yoga: 1 hr 35 minutes
Total Jhoom: 1 hr