Monday, 23 September 2013

Day 24 - Langdale

And the day dawned overcast - perfect!
As good a day as any to run a marathon!

Not much to say today - you will be relieved.
I'm feeling increasingly generally tired, but felt okay on the road and a day by myself helped me to concentrate.
I'm still having eating and weight problems - and if I really eat more my body is rejecting it shall we say. But I've a few stone to lose yet and only 6 days left so I won't disappear altogether.

Here I am at the wonderful Old Dungeon Ghyll where they look after me following every Langdale:


My two injuries are steady state. My right ankle doesn't look nice, but if I strap it up I'm confident it's not going to let me down so I can run soft and loose limbed. My left shin - well I have to take more care of that. Windermere doesn't stress it too much, Langdale downhills are potentially dangerous and hurt a lot more. Although a livid colour, it isn't getting any worse so again I have to be reasonably confident.

I cannot assume I'm going to make this until I do - but I thought I'd copy you this comment from a fellow runner which maybe shows I've achieved something already:

"I said when I first heard that you would be doing this round Windermere and Langdale that it would be impossible to even do a 10in10. Really glad you made that comment look stupid and rammed it back down my throat some. You really are a total inspiration and proof that hard work and belief enables people to reach true greatness. Keep going and inspire us all more." - thank you Charles Colby, and it was great to see you on Saturday.

Tomorrow is our OSL Board meeting - I suspect I'll be working harder and longer than the others! I look forward to seeing you all.

Here are some stats:
Cumulative Time Distance Countdown
Time Distance
04:31:00 4:31:00 26.2 759.8
04:55:00 9:26:00 52.4 733.6
04:47:00 14:13:00 78.6 707.4
05:08:00 19:21:00 104.8 681.2
04:48:00 24:09:00 131.0 655.0
04:55:00 29:04:00 157.2 628.8
04:51:00 33:55:00 183.4 602.6
05:02:00 38:57:00 209.6 576.4
04:38:00 43:35:00 235.8 550.2
04:59:00 48:34:00 262.0 524.0
04:58:00 53:32:00 288.2 497.8
05:27:00 58:59:00 314.4 471.6
04:55:00 63:54:00 340.6 445.4
05:43:00 69:37:00 366.8 419.2
04:40:00 74:17:00 393.0 393.0
05:01:00 79:18:00 419.2 366.8
04:28:00 83:46:00 445.4 340.6
04:42:00 88:28:00 471.6 314.4
04:38:00 93:06:00 497.8 288.2
04:51:00 97:57:00 524.0 262.0
04:39:00 102:36:00 550.2 235.8
04:40:00 107:16:00 576.4 209.6
04:43:00 111:59:00 602.6 183.4
04:49:00 116:48:00 628.8 157.2



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