Eleven miles today, the longest distance I’ll run in training. It was hard work, grey skies, a cold northerly, and I plodded to Newhaven and back, running up the hill to St Michael’s. I couldn’t see a way in, but it might be up Nun’s Walk. I’m not a nun, wasn’t walking, and nor did I have time for Betjeman- or Larkin-esque church visiting, (in spite of the fact that it has the only apse springing directly from the east side of the tower in Sussex).so I pressed on and back. One of the points of long runs in training is to exorcise demons. I hope this did the trick. Meanwhile, others, that is most of the Moyleman committee and the Lewes twitten runs, were suffering in Iberian heat in Almeria,
— Sweder (@Sweder)
As for the rest of the week, I participated in the first birthday of the Bevendean Down #parkrun on Saturday, breaking my no-running-on-consecutive-days rule, and ran a five-miler with the Striders on Wednesday.
21 days till the Brighton Half.
I’m running the Brighton Half for the Stroke Association. Find out more and sponsor me - and thanks for all the donations that came in this week.