Marathon: Battling on

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Tamami left with the first rays of the sun this morning so it was for me breakfast alone again. As I was by myself all morning I went for a solo mid week medium long run.

RUN: I ran pretty much the same route as I did on Sunday. But this time there was no rain which made it a lot easier. 17 degrees. Quite windy but so what? Only training.

I ran about 24 Km. Does not sound like much but I still find doing this type of run alone quite hard. Distance no real problem but just running along alone for 2 hours tests me.
I still have knee problems. I was struggling badly around 20 Km but did keep running despite a few sections when I seemed to be limping.

I thought I just had to keep going. I knee that once I stopped even for some water I would have trouble starting again. And when you are running alone of course there is no one to help you if your body just packs up and refuses to move!

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VARIOUS MEASUREMENTS:

Blood pressure after running was 112/70 which for me is good.

Heart Rate 58….I did not expect it to be other than high after running.

Weight : 64.7 Kgm…142 pounds….2 pounds up on school weight of 1969. But I am doing more weight work now…so maybe it is muscle…or maybe I am just getting fat.

THIRD wedding anniversary TODAY:

Tamami is having lunch at the golf club but she left lunch here for me to eat by myself. Crusket things were a bit old and soggy but it’s the thought that counts. And I suppose if I am going to eat food this is as good as any.

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RUN today….apart being a bit mentally testing running by myself was ok.I was only a minute slower on the return journey and. Seemed to be running into a wind a lot of the way. Also when I ran some hills with about 2 Km to go I was sort of limping and must have looked an odd sight moving so slowly.

RECOVERY : Tamami left a banana out for me before she left for golf, so I ate that immediately I got home. I am thinking it is a good move to have something quite quickly after finishing the run. So that is a small plus for today.

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