A good week’s training, which is a relief after the week before when bad things were happening. On Thursday I went out in the evening for a second run, to get the miles up. As far as I can remember that’s the first time I’ve run twice in a day. A completely new experience starting on tired legs but satisfying to complete.

Last Sunday’s long run was about 8 on the scale of 1-10 of nightmares. Happily I got that one out of my system yesterday. A nice 15.15 miles up the Railway Walk, once around the Petit Port loop and back, with a diversion around the cycle track at Les Quennevais to ensure completing 15 miles. The weather closed in after a few miles and the heavy mist and increasing drizzle meant there weren’t too many Sunday walkers, bikes or dogs around.

I ran with Fairport Convention – it’s been a while since I’ve played their collection Meet on the Ledge all the way through. I can get teary at unexpected moments and the track White Dress, a simple, sentimental song beautifully sung by Sandy Denny got me going a bit as I splashed through the last mile.

So, ten weeks to go to the Cork Marathon, eight until the Hash Half. After a step-back week this week the miles crank up to 41 next week. I think I’ve only gone over 40 miles once before!

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