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Day 86 - Training Blog 20th March 2013

21-March-2013 12:07
in General
by Admin


Up at 3:45 after a very short but good 3 hour sleep. Good breakfast of Porridge, banana, 2 toast a Berocca and a cup of tea. Good warm up and light stretch, Tiger Balm and Voltarole applied, kit on and ready to go by 5:45. Interesting morning ahead, BBC 3 Counties coming to my house to interview me then as requested I run from here to their studio in Luton whilst t...hey follow and update my progress. All good for highlighting Framework Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust and most importantly getting text donations. £3 only text Run30 to 70300 Interview complete I set off at 6:25. All good, back felt ok, a little worried that they wanted me in the studio at 8:45. Should be very comfortable time but a bit anxious about my back and right hamstring. Quick stop for a chat with Justin from 3 Counties (who was following me in his van) in Apsley and on I went. Route all planned, map my run printed out, map and directions, should be no problem. That was the last I saw of them until I was only 5k away from the studio! Karen was also following in the van which is now all sign written! They had a quick chat with Karen and then could not find me! All going ok, 10k in 41 minutes, nice rhythm and feeling good. 15k not quite as good, working hard to keep the pace, right buttock ache, right hamstring tight and right of right knee pain like tooth ache! Not enough to stop me but enough to make it hard work. I ran past Redbourn, up the hill to Harpenden and through the high street. I was getting the odd hoot and wave from passing cars which was nice. This started to increase through the high street. Just going past Luton Hoo the BBC 3 Counties van went past and pulled into a layby. I stopped and had a quick chat on air, Justin said they put a call out for anyone who spots a runner in Latex and a hi vis Teenage Cancer Trust vest, to text the station and report my position. They got a lot and found me! I blamed my dad of 84, every day of my 100 marathons last year for losing me or getting lost, but we were in a foreign country on unknown roads! Sorry dad I now know you did a great job. My dad, now 85, is the only member of my rolling support team again this time, should be fun! Anyway good run in, 29k (18.1miles) in 1'58" running time, followed by I hope a good interview to highlight Teenage Cancer Trust and 30 in 30 and most importantly, get people donating! I think the fact they lost me helped!
Last training day complete, what is not done stays not done! Physio and Acupuncture tomorrow and then off to sunny Scotland!

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