There’s still plenty of running to do in 2016 but with all my target races completed it’s time to relax and look back on my running year. And what a year it turned out to be!
Hauling yourself out of bed on a cold, soggy Saturday morning and heading to an exposed Warwickshire airfield to run round in circles doesn’t sound that appealing but I had something to prove.
Last year I discovered a fascinating-yet-underloved running distance that has won my heart. The Oxford University’s Iffley Road track hosted the Iffley Miles, along with my very approximate attempt to emulate Sir Roger Bannister.
I was looking forward to today’s Juneathon activity and it didn’t disappoint. Today, as well as my own success at the City of London Mile, I had success as a coach.
Some Saturday mornings are for lay ins, some are for parkrun. Given that Juneathon day 5 was an excuse day rather than exercise day, this Saturday morning definitely needed to be the latter.
Today wasn’t a bad day at work, just not the best. These sorts of days make me more determined to succeed, not just at work but in my personal endeavours too.
And today’s personal endeavour was my 22nd plank of Janathon, the challenge to do some form of exercise every day of January.
I made sure I held this one for as long as possible. It worked: another personal best!
Plank duration : 2m 36s
Janathon planks : 22 out of 22
Plank streak : 22
Improvement of 1m 34s since January 1st. How much more can I squeeze out before the end of Janathon I wonder?