It’s Sunday so a long run beckoned. I looked at the weather forecast and it didn’t look too bad, cloudy but no rain which, for me, is a bit of a result. Alas the actual weather had obviously not listened to the forecast as less than 3 miles into my run it started to rain quite hard which, coupled to the strong wind, did very little to cheer me up!
Anyway, brave litlle soldier that I am, I carried on and though the wind continued to blow fortissimo the rain did eventually stop and towards the end of my little over 13 miles I was just starting to dry out and, as is always the way with these things, by the time I ran into my driveway the sun was shining quite nicely!
I firmly believe that the long run, no matter how slow it is, is the most important part of any marathon training as is a rest day or two but this is Janathon so rest days are out of the question however I can guarantee you that I will be running absolutely nowhere on February 1st!