Total Time: 12 Hours 21 minutes
Total Distance Covered: 62.4 miles
It has to be said that after yesterday’s mammoth run, the legs were a little achy this morning…but I was still buzzing from the experience.
There was a real sense of satisfaction to be able to say to people “I’ve done my first non-stop run”. Very pleased with myself.
So today to keep up the momentum it was time for training buddy and I to hit the swimming pool again and hope that the power stays on this time.
We got changed and hit the pool.
Time for another “state the bleeding obvious” realisation…
…today I was swimming much slower than I had been recently (mainly due to achy legs and a knowledge that tomorrow I’d be doing another run)…which brought to my attention that I COULD swim slower.
Much as when I start this whole running lark (and the realisation that I could actually run SLOWER hit me)..this was one of those “Doh!” moments.
Of course you can swim slower…I’d just been so focused on what I was doing that it hadn’t occurred to me that it was something I should be thinking about.
Again…I go back to the “state the bleeding obvious” – this is a marathon not a sprint…it’s OK to slow down!!
Must remember this for future sessions.
So I managed a few full puffolphin laps, along with some much slower breast stroke and crawling.
The other thing that happened today was that that when I slowed down I remembered how much of a water baby I am.
How much I LOVE being in the water, spladooshing and floating around.
There really is no feeling quite like it.
And I need to remember that I’m not doing ANY of this because I have to…I’m doing it because I want to.
So after 15-20 minutes of (significantly slower) laps we hit the hydrotherapy – which is fast becoming my saving grace…the muscles have been a little sore recently and pummelling them with warm blasting water is helping to keep them going!
We then spent a relaxing spell in the sauna before heading home…lovely.
Another (slightly slower) step closer x