I just finished a 22.799km running that lasted about 2hh:11mm:18ss !
I did not set out today with the intention of doing a half marathon. I thought I would run around the Letchworth Greenway to where you can get on the A1 and then cut back through town. What I had not taken into account is just how far that is. I was thinking it would be about a 17km run. Once I realised it was further I just carried on. I did eat before I went to give me some energy and avoid eating late.
It was pretty frosty out there and looked pretty with the trees all white. In places the mud was frozen, but it was sticky elsewhere. Not bad enough to get my feet wet. I took the photo at more or less the highest point after a fairly long climb. My legs were flagging a bit then, so the few minutes to fish out my phone gave me a break.
I saw a lot of runners early on and a few more scattered around the Greenway. Plenty of cyclists too. As I went on the frost was melting and I got dripped on under the trees.
Coming back through the industrial estate I spotted a footpath that looked like it would take me the right way. There was a footbridge over the railway that proved to be very slippery with ice, so I took it very carefully. Then I followed the road rather than going cross country as I thought it might be muddy.
It was a fairly up and down route so my legs got a good workout. I would like to do more long runs this year to try and build my stamina. I still aspire to a full marathon.
I was happy to make it home and will take it easy for the rest of the day. I would still plan to be doing a run on Tuesday even though my Garmin watch suggested I need three days to recover.
Run free and stay well.