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.