Sunday is long run day

And as I’m training for two marathons this year (Virgin London Marathon and Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromso) it is something that cannot be avoided no matter how much I may want to because of the daily demands of Janathon! I’ve never been a great one for structured training plans, I tend to run as fast as I can as often as I can but one thing which I do absolutely insist on is my weekly long run and so I was very happy to complete just over 16 miles this morning, albeit at a very modest pace, especially as no walking was involved and not long after I got back the mist descended and hasn’t lifted since!

I felt quite good afterwards too which is something of a novel experience! A large portion of the rest of the day has been taken up with sawing logs for the woodburner and given how much my back hurts at the moment I’m tempted to claim it as further Janathon exercise!

Sheep of the day today (and I’m going to have to line them up for a photo session tomorrow ’cause I’m running out of pictures!) is Olympe, otherwise known as Big Bear because she is quite simply enormous, daft as a brush but enormous!

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About JovialGnome

Heavily into running 20 years ago with a PB of 1.42.00 in the Shrewsbury Half Marathon in 1985 and 3.48.49 in the Telford Marathon in 1986 - then for some reason I just stopped and have done little or no physical exercise between then and 2 or 3 years ago! I've now moved to Boston in Lincolnshire where I really enjoy looking after my 13 Ryeland ewes and 1 ram and am rejoicing in the distinct lack of hills! I suspect that sub 4 hour marathons are gone forever but hey, I'm having a great time trying!
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6 Responses to Sunday is long run day

  1. plustenner says:

    he is cute!

  2. Sarah says:

    Well done on your run! 16 miles is as far as I’ve ever run non-stop. BTW, love the pic of Olympe, although I’m not sure I’d like to meet her after dark.

  3. abradypus says:

    Just to add to your feelings of smugness, you were back from your long run before I’d even dragged myself out of bed 🙂

  4. Lena conlin says:

    Great run. And cute sheep

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