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3 weeks, 100 miles. Can I sleep now?


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

Yesterday’s trail took me past my roast dinner in its natural state!

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.

11 thoughts on “3 weeks, 100 miles. Can I sleep now?

  1. That’s amazing Rachel, you’re doing more tham last year already. Keep it up …it’s awesome!!

  2. Well done on reaching the 100 mile mark – very impressive

  3. 100 miles! that is awesome 🙂

  4. Congratulations on the mileage. 100 miles is seriously impressive! Well done.

  5. Well done, this is an incredible achievement! x

  6. Wow! That’s fabulous. Well done.

  7. well done!…I find that I too am only happy with doing at least 3 miles 🙂

  8. Earned a rest that’s for sure not till feb first tho

  9. Congratulations on reaching the 100 mile mark, great effort, well done 🙂

  10. Comgrats on doing over 12 – LOVE the lego pic!

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