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A first.

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Janathon day 8 started way too early.  We are visiting family in  Leicestershire this weekend so I had to get my run in early before we left London.  A first for me, this was the first time I’ve been out so early in the morning that it was still dark.

Surprisingly my legs were not killing me after yesterdays madness and I could actually walk down the stairs in a normal fashion.     It was dark and windy so I wrapped up in a warm running top I haven’t worn for a while with hat and gloves.  My running shoes were still wet so I dug out my favorite old pair which hadn’t yet made the bin.

The first mile went well.  My legs were pretty weary and I had a few twinges in my knees and one ankle but nothing too serious.  It was lovely putting on my old running shoes, they felt soft, comfortable  and very light, like slippers.  In fact they felt so light that they took off  like gazels forgetting that it was me wearing them!  Into mile 2 I really struggled.  Dark windy mornings are not necessarily cold and I worked out why I hadn’t worn the top for ages.  I’d run too fast for my tired legs and I was far too hot.  I passed someone who was smoking and the smell made me feel  sick so I took a bit of a walk break to recover.  Mile 3 was much better,  I was running downhill into the cooling wind and my  legs felt good.

3.06 miles   32.01 mins

Janathon Totals:

8/31 days run   29.38  miles   2756 calories

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Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

One thought on “A first.

  1. Well done on getting the run out of the way before heading into the wilds of Leicestershire.

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