Everything’s relative…

Today I had my long run of the week, which turned out to be 40 km. The first 29km were shared with Vilaprat (Siscu had too much work to join us). We trotted along happily chatting about a hundred and one different things, and though we had to pick up our pace rather dramatically when I realised that I had miscalcualted the time – I was supposed to meet Siscu in Mataro, and had realised I was running short of time – (excuse the pun!) I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was the last 11km which were extremely tough – where I dragged myself sluggishly along, lamenting my choice in career.

It’s been almost a year since I ran my last challenge, and I must say it’s tough building up my mileage again. I knew it would be like this, it always is when I have to re build my base again, but knowing this doesn’t make it any easier. Today’s 40 km run felt like a 60 km training – the sort that I will be running in a few week’s time. By then though, my body and my mind will be prepared and accostomed to the distances again, and a 40 km run will be my medium long run on a Tuesday, not my long Friday run. Everything’s relative in ultra endurance running.

I can’t wait to launch myself at my new challenge, I’m very excited indeed – but I know it’ll have its ups and downs – but that’s just part of the joys of life!

Have a great weekend all…


2 Responses to “Everything’s relative…”

  • vilaprat:

    Ha sido un placer acompañarte estos 29kms, como siempre! Al final mi track me ha dado un poco más de 31kms, he bajado en Usain Bolt style y no he cortado por el parque. Ahora no sé si las piernsa son mías o del vecino … mañana descanso!

    La semana que viene más y mejor.

  • Alex:

    Espero que hayas tenido un buen desacanso! Ha sido un gran placer el viernes. Espero que las piernas del vecino estan un poco mejor…

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