Since getting seriously into this running lark I’ve had some ups and downs. I’m glad to say that at the moment I’m very much on the up. A lot of the “up” is down to hard work but I’ve recently had a little bit of luck too, winning a pair of Brooks Ghost 7 courtesy of The Running Bug’s #brooksluckycharm competition.
My name’s Dan and I’m a runner-holic. Like many people, I dabbled when I was at university and then had years on the wagon. Then 5 years ago I got into a crowd who were doing it and whilst it started as just a recreational thing, I’m now hooked. I’ve never tried the hard stuff (26.2M is too strong for me) instead preferring to use 10K and Half to get my running highs. That is, until I was tempted by an old fashioned, quicker hit that is coming back into popular use.
I’ve spent the Spring getting faster and running shorter races than I’m used to but it’s time to get back to endurance in preparation for my assault on the Great North Run in just 8 weeks time. As well as having to run further and longer, it also introduces the additional challenge of taking on food and water on the go.
My final day of Juneathon was all about recovery from my trail run on Sunday (it’s surprising the additional muscles you use on uneven ground) and of course writing about it so I’ll use my final Juneathon post to recap my alphabetic adventures.
Tonight I was back to a proper Juneathon activity: running!
Yesterday’s Juneathon activity was limited to excitedly writing about the fabulous time I had at the City of London Mile. It’s a bit lame but all I wanted to do is go over it in my mind and share it!
Today is Tuesday which means it’s the night I lead a beginners running group. We had a decent turnout despite the football but without wanting to be sexist, I think that’s largely due to most of the group being female.
Even though it was a bit muggy the group still managed to cover 5k – some covering more due to loop backs.
Getting to the lake involved an unexpected detour after finding the subway shut. Strangely people seemed to enjoy the surprise route change. Just goes to show you should never judge what runners will take delight in!