The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start – John Bingham
So. A long run is a learning experience, designed to iron out problems and help to focus your mind on the big day.
Lessons from yesterday:
Don’t leave your trainers in Croydon (Zoe)
If a sock feels a bit tight and uncomfortable at 1 mile, it’ll cause the biggest blister known to man by 18 miles (Rachael)
Don’t leave your headphones sitting on the windowsill (Zoe)
Don’t wear your old iPhone armband or you’ll spend 18 miles fiddling with it (Rachael)
All size 8 trainers are not equal (Zoe)
Village pubs are very friendly and much nicer than weeing in a field (Rachael)
When someone says that running 18 miles on country roads is boring they’re not exaggerating (Zoe)
18 miles takes longer than you’d think (both)
Thanks to our mum, we can walk a mile in 14 minutes 20 seconds (both)
Carb loading really works (Rachael)
We really will make it round 26.2 (both)
Oh and one more thing:
Too many energy gels are not a good thing. Blurp.
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