What a Sunday run! I accidentally ran the furthest Iâ€™ve ever run in my life… 14 miles. With the Blackmore Vale Half Marathon upcoming on February 2nd I knew I needed to get some long runs in. Man cannot run half marathons on Parkrun alone! Thereâ€™s also an element of competition in the family. My dad (60) and I are vying to be the first to run sub 18 5kâ€™s. My wife is training to run the London Marathon in April, so she did 12 miles yesterday…
What a beautiful 14 miles it was though.
Long and hilly, but well worth it.
I passed this on the way, which intrigued me:
Then ran down to Worth Matravers, home of the world famous Square & Compass pub:
And then back up to a tiny hamlet called Kingston, itâ€™s spire reaching up through the rolling hills, giving me this view:
I ran down in the the village of Corfe Castle, underneath the crumbling ruins themselves, before twisting right and upwards to the top of Nine Barrow Down:
Before finally descending backÂ in to Swanage and back to my parents house for a nice lunch.
Felt fine and even felt as though I could have gone on for another 3-4 miles. BUT, I did not drink or eat anything whilst running, the very moment I stopped at 14 miles, the dazzles of a migraine appeared, leading to me being bed bound for the next 3 hours. Lesson learned, hydration and energy intake crucial! I even had a gel pack in my pocket, but was feeling so good, I didnâ€™t want to waste it!
Day off today after yesterdayâ€™s 14 miler and then track/speed session tomorrow with Poole A.C.