10th of February
So while l am in the States traveling and running a muck but there has been a goal set that is a little unusual for someone who is traveling.. complete a half marathon (13.1 miles). l'm not new to running but l haven't ever decided to run such a large distance in my life. Fortunately every week a sports store 'Fast Forward' has group runs around Danville with varying distances of four,six and eight miles. Eight miles did sound like more than l could chew for the first time so l decided to give six miles a crack. Fortunately a fair few people did the six mile run otherwise l would have no idea where l was going due to the fact it was dark and we were running through the suburbs.
Most of the time l was pacing myself with a Tunisian man, Moorerod, who kept me on my toes throughout the length of the run. He was very deceptive runner. Later found out that he co owns a fitness centre and has run a few marathons in his life. But this wasn't the most impressive fact. He recently had a knee reconstruction and was just getting back into running, which makes me think how quick he used to be as l could only just keep up with him.
l did manage to complete the run, it would be good if l could describe the parts of Danville that l ran through but it was too dark. l look forward to next weeks run!