17 miles in the rain

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Breakfast this morning was a toasted bagel with almond butter on and four squares of white chocolate to perk me up to head outside and run in THIS…

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It wasn’t actually too bad when I was running and I completed just short of 17 miles today.  I didn’t push as far or fast as I could have done as I have booked in to race the Kettering 5k tomorrow morning.  After mile 13 I let myself have a few walk breaks and wasn’t fussed about time but still got round in an average of 11min miles.  As usual I sipped on a Cherry Lucozade lite at each mile marker from mile 5.  (No pic)

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It was pretty muddy out because of all the rain we had this morning and I actually turned around when the path turned into this – turning around about a half mile before I intended to and ending up running 17 miles instead of 18.  When I got back I made myself a baked sweet potato with half a can of baked beans on.  I’m a big fan of regular baked potatoes with butter cheese and beans and was a little worried I would miss the butter and cheese on my sweet version but I shouldn’t have worried as it was really yum!

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I also finally got round to eating my orange and chocolate muller light yoghurt I put in the freezer the other day to trial how it faired as frozen yoghurt…another winner!  :)

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The lovely people at Tesco sent me a whole lot of extra Easter coupons to spend so I headed out for a big stock up shop which included lots more veggies and fruit than I would normally buy.  My aim is fruit for breakfasts, salads for lunches and veggies for tea this week, with as many inventive (for us!) recipes as possible!)

I snacked on a plum on the way home as I was craving something juicy but forgot to take a pic!

I also bought some tortilla wraps, so when Dan got back from the footy I fixed up a bean, sausage meat and cheese wrap for us both for tea.  I had intentions on adding a side salad to mine and chips to his, but I’m glad I didn’t as I struggled to finish this as it was!

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Now I’m about to start day 6 of the 30 Day Shred and sort out my race gear for tomorrow.  I have no plans for a PB after my long run today – my PB currently stands at 26m 55s.  I’m just aiming for a sub 30 mins without feeling too rubbish!

4 thoughts on “17 miles in the rain

  1. Great job on this run!! ANDD in the rain!!! Ohh my gosh that sweet potato baked bean combo is so good. I had it ONCE after a 10mile race in October, and I don’t know why I haven’t had it since….I know what’s on the menu this week!

    1. Thanks! It seems to forever be raining in England – (such a true stereotype!) but it still takes will power to get out there in it when my sofa is so cozy and not wet!
      Sweet potato and baked beans is definitely on the repeater list for me too! Can’t believe I made it to my twenties before even trying it!

    1. Thanks! I might delay my start time because of the rain but I usually see it through!
      I decided whilst out on my run today that I am going to look for an Autumn marathon this year. It sounds so much more appealing to do all of my long training runs in the light and the sun rather than dark, rainy days!

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