Round the houses

The biggest challenge of the London Ultra, aside from the length of course, is that it’s so close to home.  As I run along the route, I will pass within spitting distance of railway stations, tube stations and bus stops, all covered by my travelcard, and my inner sloth will ask to give up at each and every one.

A bit like it did today, as I ran round and round the houses, never further than half a mile from my front door:

0.2 miles – It’s a run.  Janathon done.  You can stop now.
1.0 miles – It’s a mile.  Who can ask for more than that?  You can stop now.
2.5 miles – It’s more than 20 mins aerobic exercise.  That’ll do.  You can stop now.
3.1 miles – It’s a parkrun.  A noble distance.  You can stop now.
4.5 miles – Seriously.  Enough.  Stop.

Oh.  Okay then.  If you insist.

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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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7 Responses to Round the houses

  1. RunToInspire says:

    In the LA marathon, I run right past where I live, SO TEMPTING just to stop when you’re so close!

  2. We shall confiscate your travelcard.

    Well done for getting out there when you couldn’t be arsed. And even more well done for doing a goodly distance too.

  3. Shaz says:

    Well done for ignoring the sloth

  4. hehe…that sounds like my inner sloth too but it often has me stop at the 2.5 mark. anything over 4 is an achievement!

  5. plustenner says:

    sounds exactly like the kind of conversations I have with myself 🙂 especially on long runs where I can take a shortcut !

  6. Shaman says:

    It was exactly like that the first time I ran a marathon. The course went on the same old boring cycle path where I always did my runs. It was an out-and-back course too, which meant I had to run past our place 4 times. Great mental training…

  7. fortnightflo says:

    I kind if like it when that happens – you think you’re only going to do a token and end up with a farily good mileage. well done!

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