My mother has recently gone into hospital for an operation on her leg (the 4th recurrence of malignant melanoma needed to be chopped out which is not much fun). I stayed at her house for a couple of nights to look after her Collie’s while she was in hospital and this gave me an opportunity to run in some different areas.
If the definition of an Ultrarun is more than 26.2 miles, then yesterday I did my first! It was a training run from my home to my mum’s house, a total distance of 26.8 miles with at least 80% off-road, and considering my recent running totals (I only did 39 miles running in the whole of July), I’m very pleased with the distance and how it went.
I’ll talk a bit about the run itself, then look at a few conclusions I’ve come to (feel free to jump down if you don’t want all the waffle). Continue reading →