From day one:
Took a tumble at 1K when a numpty runner cut in front of me, so a sore right knee today [not a great way to start] but otherwise a little tired but fine. Hydrating adequately will be the biggest issue this week, both during and after each day’s running.
Think I will need to perfect the art of the short cat nap each day? After Wednesday when school’s out I will be working from home mostly in the morning then running later afternoon. Siesta anyone? With all the little getting ready tasks etc the hours will go fast each day.
|Beat he Street [july 18 PM]|
A very hot start at 5pm. Decided after 4 miles to NOT follow the days marathon route; simply too hot in the sun, so tried to find some shade. Ended up running laps around Central Park which wasn’t ideal but at least I got a water fountain every kilometre though this did slow me 10 seconds each time I used it [moving time 2 minutes less]. Decided to head off back onto the streets with 8 miles remaining, away from water supply, but at least I picked up speed a little.
Would like to say I expertly paced it tonight but the fact is I had to work hard the last 6 miles and very hard the last 2 miles to just scrape under the 4 hour mark with 3:59.56. I’m glad I didn’t give up with 4 miles to go when I thought I’d just miss the target. Can’t see myself doing it again tomorrow with even hotter conditions. Pretty uncomfortable run all told. My mouth felt like I had crossed a desert when I finished and I even had large salt crystals on my face!
Def need a good sleep tonight. Apparently tonight’s temperature will have increased my time by 15-20% so it was equivalent to a 3:25 marathon!?
TDC 849 days 8919 miles