I travel on business fairly regularly, but unlike trips to Europe, I find trips to the US give plenty of time for running. The 6 hr time difference means I’m wide awake by 5am, so a perfect excuse to get up and run for an or more before breakfast. It’s also a great way to see the sights of whichever city I’m visiting, and a change of scene from hotels, conference rooms and bars.
On my last trip I made an effort to take a few photos as I ran.
View from Clinton Presidential Park Bridge
A Whitetailed Deer on the trail
An open road back to downtown Little Rock
The office from over the river
An accidental run streak
Last year my marathon training was interrupted by injuries. My calves were always very tight, and as I continued training my feet and heals in particular hurt. Eventually my physio diagnosed Plantar Fasciitis, and it resulted in a 5 week break from running and a DNS (did not start) for the Milton Keynes marathon.
So this year I restructured my training plan to include more strength and conditioning, stretching and foam roller sessions. However because I am so poorly disciplined with non running exercise, I decided to precede each workout with a 1-2 mile warm up run. The result is that today was my 100th consecutive day of running.
Has it worked? Well I am fit, and will be taking my place on the start line on Sunday for the Brighton Marathon, so yes! I have had no injuries yet this season, although the winter weather has been bad for my asthma, and I don’t feel as fast as last year. However I will at least be running the race, and I do feel I can get a new PB on Sunday.
- 100 days
- 653 miles
- 30.4 mile -longest
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