• Tom Crossland

Day 43 - Easy miles

Abergele - Llanfairfechan 45.6 km (1413.8 km done)

Start Time - 8.39 am

Finish Time - 3.48 pm

Moving time - 5 hours 56 mins

Vertical Gain - 471 m

Garmin Temperatures

Average - 26 C

Min - 21 C

Max - 31 C

Support runners today

James Hall

Rachel Head (@rachelhead5588)

Alexander and Vic

Yesterday I started off feeling a little cautious, and I knew physically I was fine, but there was still a niggle in my mind. Well there was no niggle today. It felt great to be fully back on track and moving on this journey again. There was definitely a sense of relief after yesterday and this morning that I was able to eat and wasn't feeling at all nauseas today. For me today was about getting to the rest day and not feeling sick again. Today delivered on both counts and delivered much more excellence on top. The kms just passed easily under my feet today. It seems that some days this just happens whereas other days it feels like a real fight to get the kms done. This is not a physical problem, this is totally a mental problem. Some days, even if I am running the same pace the time passes slowly and I never seem to be getting closer to the finish. I am sure some of this has to do with having runners with me.

I was joined at the start by Rachel and James. Both Rachel and James are from Teneo. They have been so supportive in any way they can since Rachel heard about the project, and so I was very pleased to see them at the start. Them joining me today very early on in the project. James said he planned to run the whole distance today and Rachel thought she would do as much as she could, but this might only be until the last CP before the finish. It seems coincidental that after writing yesterday's post about expanding horizons that Rachel should go on to run 46 km today. This was the farthest, by a long way, that she had run before, it was also the farthest the James had run previously. As I have spoken about before, it seems that taking a bit of a slower pace has enabled people to run longer distances that they expected or thought they could. I hope this gives both lots of confidence for the next day they are joining me in Swanage and I cannot wait until we get to share the trails again.

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