Day 272 – 274 – Last Long Run DisappointmentMarch 26th, 2014 by David
On Saturday I was due to have my last long run, 20 miles to be exact. I got up at 6:30 am, had my breakfast, did my stretching and headed out into the fresh Almaty Spring air to tackle the longest distance I have ever faced in my life.I set off slowly, to get loosened up and after about 20 minutes I felt a searing pain in both of my shins. I thought to myself…here we go again! I was struggling massively, I slowed down to a walking spy phone pace and the pain wouldn’t go away. I was so frustrated, eventually it eased a little and I began a slow jog as I entered into Almaty’s Botanical Gardens.The views of the mountains are incredible; it is a really fantastic place to go running when the sun is shining. I set off into the spy on my boyfriends phone grounds of the garden and I was making progress, not fast progress but simple cell phone spy steady, I was hurting though and finding it
really tough going. I came down with a cold on the Thursday night prior so I assume that my lack of strength and energy was due to that. ghostwriting I have been burning the candle at both ends for a long time and work has been really stressful so I think it is my body’s way of saying, slow down! This was not good timing for my body to give up though; I really wanted to finish my training on a high before tapering buy online essay began to give me a big confidence boost.I struggled on until I got chased by some guard dogs that had escaped their pen, which got me back into gear and up to pace! At that point I decided to leave the Botanical Gardens and head to another park that I have ran around previously, I made good time between parks, phone mobile spy my pace was good but I tired really quickly, I was really struggling. I had only completed 8 miles and it had taken me a long time to get there. When I arrived at the park I was shattered, I stopped to refuel with water, a gel and energy bar, but they had no effect. I pushed on for another 4 miles but my body gave up. I was feeling so ill that I decided not to push myself further through fear of doing some real damage. I was really disappointed; this was my last long run and was going to set me up for the final few weeks of tapering. I am going to have to really dig deep on marathon day to make sure that I can get to the finish line!