On 16th May 2021 I took part in my 8th of 11 marathons in 11 days. I was pleased to wake up without pain in my hamstring. Running marathons has become routine now, it hasn’t got any easier, but I’m getting used to it. It is both a mental challenge to overcome the boredom and physical challenge to keep my body moving. The plan today was simple, keep my streak alive.
Today I ran my 80th qualifying event towards the 100 marathon club. I am on track to join the club in early 2022.
It was forecast to be raining heavy today so I was not looking forward to running a Marathonin those conditions. Fortunately it wasn’t too bad, and although there was a bit of rain, it was nice conditions overall. The whole run went really well. I have a few aches on my hip and knees today, and my legs feel more tired than they have up until now, but it’s going well. I do have some bad chaffing around my waist that keeps bleeding and looks infected, so I need to cover this for tomorrow. At one point I almost fell over, I stumbled on a tree root which I must not have been paying attention. I don’t know how I managed to stay upright or pull something, but I managed to keep going.
Today I managed to finish in 3:59:27. This is the 3rd time I’ve stopped my watch on this time over the 8 days, but for the first time I think Rik has recorded my official time as the same as my watch, 3:59:27. That’s 8 days in a row, with 5 seconds separating my fastest and slowest times.
Over £3,600 raised for Cancer Research. Thank you so much for all your donations, it has slowed down so would be great if you could help spread the word and help me to raise more for Cancer Research. I also still have around 30 medals left for the #FunbusMarathon For you to complete your own virtual challenge and get one of my amazing medals, so it’s not to late to get involved. I am happy for you to contact me direct about medals, as all money will be going to CancerResearch.
2 thoughts on “Day 8 of 11: 11 Marathons in 11 Days”
Amazing medal and super-amazing pacing! I wonder if you can get some tape around your waist and also wear a long tight top that won’t let things rub. You’re doing so well, though and you can do this.
I meant to run 10 miles today but told my friend Trudie I wanted to try to add 1.1 because then I’d have done my #FunBusMarathon in a week and it would be all nice and tidy. I was then heard to say out loud, “Come on, if Paul can do his 8th marathon in a row, I can add 1.1 miles to a long run”. And I did!
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Well done one your run. I have out the same tape from my nipples on my waist today so that should be fine. I was being stubborn and just getting on with it, but 8 days is just too much for rubbing in the same place
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