Yesterday we got to the end of 3 weeks of Janathon and my long run brought my total miles to 97. After running 12 miles yesterday I was going to treat today as a rest day and maybe just do a token mile, but, yes you guessed it, it had to be 3 miles!
I planned a short local plod and to keep going back and forward until I reached 3 miles. Husband had other ideas, declaring it a fabulous day so we must get outside and went and got his bike. Pyjama clad sons scurried back to their dens and cyber worlds. The trouble was that a run with him on his bike would mean the local road loop which is 3.8 miles and I didn’t know if my little leggies would forgive the extra bit!
I did suggest on the way that we take the short cut up the big steep hill to ‘get my own back’ after yesterday (that hill is bad enough to stagger up on foot but deadly on a bike! Tee hee). However I was informed that the shorter route would be under 3 miles, Boo Hoo. I took it gently and apart from the (other) hilly bits my legs didn’t feel too bad nor grumble. I’m now going to have a glass of red (sports recovery drink) and a big dinner.
3.8 miles in 38.34