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So close and yet so far

March 18, 2013

I don’t believe it! Never mind about Nev, I think I’m turning into Victor :-/

Feeling alternately smug and mildly annoyed tonight.

I should have checked exactly how far I needed to do to complete my ‘Marathon in March’ challenge before I did my run!

Tonight was meant to be week3 day3 of Bridge210k and I was expecting to do just over 4 miles like I had with my last effort.  I started out slowly, in fact very slowly.  I could tell by the times at which I was passing familiar landmarks I was behind my last run and at the 17 min walk I had a sinking feeling that this was going to be a hard run whether I liked it or not.

Something strange happened in the second 17 min interval and all of a sudden it felt easier to move my legs and I had loads (well, relatively speaking loads) of energy.  The final 17 mins was even better as I talked myself into picking up the pace to try to make up the time I had lost.

I finished the podcast in exactly the same place as the last run.  What I had forgotten is that on the last run I had taken a slightly shorter route!  So, I’ve ended up doing a 4.3 mile run instead of 4.08.  RESULT!!!! 🙂

The walk home involved air punching and a few WooHoo’s.  Right up until the point I looked at Runkeeper to see how I was doing on meeting my 26.2 mile target.  I’ve now covered 25.8 miles (98%).  I’m 0.4 miles short!  If I’d paid more attention I’d have run another 4-5 mins and hit my target tonight.  In the words of Victor Meldrew ‘I don’t believe it’.

Luckily I have another 2 runs planned so will totally blast the target by the time I go on hols.  I have a 3 mile or 30 min ish run planned for weds and I’m doing week 1 day 3 of c25k with Joe on Thursday.  In the meantime I will take consolation from the fact that my weight is on the decline again 187.5lb (the half is very significant :-)) #victorydance

11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2013 9:29 pm

    #victorydance with you! Well done on the run. Slight balls to not quite finishing your marathon today, but get you – you’re negtive splitting!! And you’ll finish your marathon on your next outing, so WOO!!! Plus high five on the downward scale number!

  2. March 19, 2013 1:38 am

    Wow! So much awesomeness in one post. Congrats on it all!

    • March 19, 2013 6:33 am

      Thanks for putting it back into perspective for me :-). More celebrating, less grumping called for.

  3. March 19, 2013 6:38 am

    Good on you!!

    (And love the One Foot in the Grave references – fantastic!)

  4. March 19, 2013 10:21 am

    Nice job, girl!! Woo-hoo!!! *\o/*

  5. March 20, 2013 8:33 pm

    Convert the dancing and air punching into miles and you’ll be on target ! Well done.

    • March 20, 2013 8:40 pm

      Nailed the target tonight, although had to stop after only 2k as my knee is pinging after stepping off a curb funny. So, now at 27.1 for the month and go on hols Friday

  6. March 20, 2013 8:43 pm

    Woo hoo well done you

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