After four years of running I finally added a DNS to my career.
It was bound to happen sometime but to miss two in a row was irksome at best.
I’d been looking forward to Lancaster Three Bridges as I was confident that I could’ve beaten last years time. Unfortunately we made it a short distance onto the motorway when we suffered car trouble. The next few hours were spent sitting in a service station waiting for a recovery van to come and sort us out. I was itching for a run at this point so not long after we’d arrived home I went out and ran 12 miles, I was right in the fact that I would’ve smashed my pb at Three Bridges as I arrived at 6 miles in 51 minutes.
I ended up missing the Keswick Half the following Sunday due to waking up on the Tuesday before with a massive headache which was eventually followed up with a bout of violent vomiting and a very dodgy stomach. Whether I’d picked up a bug or had some sort of food poisoning I don’t know but what I did know was that my body was in no shape for a half marathon. The fact that I’d barely kept any food down for five days was a clear indicator of not risking a half marathon.
So gutting though it was I’d missed two runs on my schedule and now need to find some more to fit in to accommodate all my training.