10 runs done, only 3 more rather frozen weeks to go. The first ten days of marcothon have definitely been fairly varied. From a fast 5KM fuelled by the promise of mince pies at the end, to a dreich recovery run and a rather festive Santa Dash.
Last week was the official start of my training for London Marathon, so I have been doing some interval runs with the mandated 5KM a day. It’s been a nice change from last year. More variation on my runs and not just the same route I did a million times last year. Let’s just say last Thursday’s recovery run was well needed, my legs were tight and heavy and I enjoyed the slower recovery pace. The dreich weather definitely matched my mood. #hangry
My longish run on Saturday so the return of ice, plenty of ice. As well as sub zero temperatures well into the morning. The Glasgow rowing community was also getting into the festive spirit!
I’ve done Santa Dash for the last 2 years and it is always one of my favourite runs. I love Christmas and running, so a combination of the two is a natural fit. It’s amazing to see so many families and dogs all dressed up as Santa, racing around Glasgow city centre. The view up St Vincent Street is always staggering, so many Santas. This year it was -3 degrees. I was freezing at first, but thanks to the high quality felt suits quickly overheated. It’s a great way to get in a run that fits the strict marcothon rules.
Let’s see what the next 21 runs have in store!