Juneathon #30

I can’t tell a lie; this one hurt.

I always wanted to finish the month on top of Arthur’s Seat and I’m so chuffed that I could do it with so many friends. Big thanks to Jacob who’s been out running with me most of the lunchtime runs and who, not as part of Juneathon, has passed the 160km barrier this month.

Doing this challenge has been a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve found once again that I have no idea where my physical limits are. I’m not claiming for a second that I’m not tired, but if you’d told me I’d be out running for 28 days out of 30 I’d have scoffed. But I adopted a new running pose and I shuffled round the courses with nothing more than a couple of blisters for my troubles. I even managed a half marathon at the end there. I’m not going to be modest, I’m pleased with myself.

Today was definitely the last one though. My legs felt like lead as soon as we hit the upward slope. The run back was uncomfortable but I was riding a high of achievement.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this crazy escapade, thanks to everyone who sent me a message of good luck, it was all appreciated. A day off tomorrow and then I’m on the mountain bike for a race. I might retire early if someone offers me a coffee.

Final total is 258km in 24 hours of running which means I ran around the 6min/km mark for the whole month. That’s not a bad pace at all. Here’s to Janathon.

Comments (2)

PyroJune 30th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Excellent work, mate. Bring on January, and good luck at Porage!

abradypusJuly 1st, 2011 at 11:58 am

What a satisfying way to end Juneathon.