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.

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