Running blog: how was your weekend running?

This morning I am hobbling ever so slightly after my longest run ever – 19 miles yesterday around a rather hilly Richmond Park (the hills get bigger the more miles you do, it's a proven fact). And the worst thing about those hills was the downhills. 17 miles into a 19-mile run is really not when you want to hit a steep downhill stretch – it hurts a lot more, I find, than the uphill stretches.

I'm feeling slightly alone in my training (and very alone on those long runs) as I'm a couple of months ahead of most marathoners with my end-of-February race in Seville. So do share your aches, pains and weekend achievements with me, below the line as usual.

Thanks to guardian.co.uk who have provided this article. View the original here.