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January 23, 2006

Edinburgh Marathon 2006 Training– 21–01–06

I was really apprehensive of this run as I needed to run 9 miles; I'd never run anything more than 6 miles before.

Using routeplanner software, I found the following route to be pretty much 9 miles.

-Home to town via Camp Hill Road
-at the fountain, turn right and get onto Queen's Road
-follow Queen's Road to the end and go left past the Boro ground
-Keep on that road all the way up past Stockingford and the Round Towers all the way up to the Ansley village roundabout
-through Ansley village until Church End then take a right on the B4114
-follow the B4114 through Ansley Common and stop at the One Stop Shop near the Brett's Hall estate

This run took me 1hr 27min 44sec to complete so from this, I can assume that 26.2 miles will pretty much take 4.5 hours. Not great but I'm sure I'll see this figure come down.

At the end, I felt a little sore (especially around the knees and ankles) but I could have kept running indefinitely.

Edinburgh Marathon 2006 Training– 20–01–06

This session was basically an easy run for 35 mins which I did after TKD. I ran up past Lakeside, round past Westwood, past Cannon Park, on to Claycroft then up through Gibbet Hill and finally Cryfield again. The session was uneventful but I do anticipate some harshness tomorrow with the long run.

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