Day 4: 10 Marathons in 10 Days

Another day, another marathon. On 4 April 2023, I continued my marathon streak with another 8 laps up and down the towpath at Walton-on-Thames. Today’s theme was Resolute: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering. Determined and unwavering are certainly qualities needed on day 4. Catch up: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.


This morning, it was cold, colder than yesterday, with an iced windscreen, and the ground looked like it had a light covering of snow. But straight away, it was obvious it would be a beautiful day, with clear skies, and this soon became a lovely sunny spring day.

Enjoying the sunshine on day 4

I started running with company, and it felt great to keep a steady pace. Running with others also distracts the mind and allows your body to push through barriers that otherwise take more resilience. It wasn’t until the end of lap 3 they Nigel broke away. He was running a half and only had one more lap, but I needed to go to the toilet. This is the first time during the TiT (Ten in Ten) that I’ve had to stop for the toilet. It added about 5 minutes on to my time, but most importantly, it meant I had an extra lap that I had to run alone.

Phoenix Running aid station

After halfway, it became more of a struggle. In fairness, I held a good pace and didn’t drop much below 10 min miles whilst running, with a couple of minutes at each aid station. But my legs are beginning to feel tired. It didn’t really slow me down today, and it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle, but I felt it. They are certainly feeling more tired than yesterday.

Day 4, Marathon 4

It was great to see everyone today still digging deep and carrying on. It’s getting tough out there, but for those running 10 marathons, tomorrow is halfway. It feels like a gigantic journey, but we are almost halfway. Today I finished in 4:24:10, which is 2 minutes quicker than this route on Sunday, and this also included a toilet stop, so all in all, I will call that a solid run.

You can’t trust anyone to take a picture of you these days
Marathon 4 complete

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