….until the Rat Race Dirty Weekend at Burghley House in Stamford. Just to remind you, actually it may be just to remind myself: 20 miles. 200 obstacles. You did indeed read that right. 20 miles. 200 obstacles. Apparently, “It's bigger, bolder and badder than ever!” I think the time has come to put in a bit extra work.
Since Janathon I've been taking it a bit easy. Completed about a dozen runs, the longest around 10 miles. So with the spectre of the Rat Race Dirty Weekend on the horizon, plus the Newton's Fraction Half-Marathon just round the corner, tonight's run was to include obstacles. When I say obstacles, I actually mean just one obstacle. It may not look like much, but it's an obstacle all the same…
You may look at it and say: call that an obstacle? Granted, it is only 2 feet high, and when I approached it for the first time I sailed over it like a salmon swimming upstream on it's impossibly long migration to its spawning grounds. However, after 4 miles of trail running through the woods at a pretty brisk pace, when I reached it for the second time, it looked more like this….
Suffice to say I cleared it. I'm ready.
….the last run of Janathon was completed in the dark on a very rainy evening.
Today's mileage = 4.20
How about a few Janathon stats…..?
Total Janathon mileage = 102.89
Number of showers = approximately 55
Number of falls = 1
Number of daily blogs = 31
Number of days until Juneathon = 120
Tomorrow = rest day
Having recently been converted to the Nike+ running app I was presently surprised when the world famous Trey Hardee had a personal message for me at the end of tonight's run. What did you say? You've never heard of Trey Hardee? You've never heard of the remarkable Trey Hardee? Well to be totally honest, I hadn't heard of the fella either. Although a quick internet search and I am now fully conversed in the ways of the Trey Hardee: an all American decathlon star. But the important thing is that he has heard of me and he was very happy with my run tonight…..
So, the penultimate day of Janathon is complete, and after tonight's 3 mile run in the rain I am on the verge of cracking the 100 miles. Lovely jubbly.
Total Janathon mileage = 98.69
Tonight's run didn't take place until 8.30pm and it was short, albeit fast. Although, it was followed by strudel and custard. Lovely jubbly.
Today's mileage = 3.25
Total Janathon mileage = 95.63