For some reason, this was slightly longer but easier tonight. Maybe it was the thought of a Papa John’s pizza that did it?
First run-commute after Berlin and the nights are starting to draw in. Too warm as I was expecting rain so I was wearing a rain jacket and it was mild.
So I ran my first marathon on 27 September 2015: the 42nd Berlin Marathon. Despite having done very little real preparation – you can see my running diary in earlier entries – I finished it in 5 hrs 27 minutes and 23 seconds. This time was engraved on the back of my medal which also shows the world record time set last year, just to rub it in! Anyway, here’s some video of me finishing as well as some of the photos on the course:
Still quite stiff with a couple of dodgy/painful toenails after the weekend’s Berlin Marathon, but running along the High Line was the highlight.
Well that was very much a voyage into the unknown and whilst they measured my time with a calendar, I was pleased to finish.
As suggested, we went for a short run just to make sure running won’t be such a shock to the system. We only have to do this another 14 times tomorrow…
This was my last 5km run-commute (in the rain too) before running the Berlin Marathon this coming Sunday. I plan to do a quick 15-20 minute run on Saturday near our hotel so it won’t be such a shock to the system when we pop out to run 42.195km…
Quite tired after a long day with lots of walking in addition to the run and a cold coming on.
Despite the thunder and rain today, it was dry for my walk to work and dry (but windy) for my run home.
Lots of people outside the bars and pubs tonight … getting in the way!