You may have noticed that I am in training for the Stirling Marathon. I might have mentioned it – I’m not sure.
Anyway, today was the last Long Slow Run (LSR) of the training. After today, we enter the “taper” where the runs get shorter for a couple of weeks so that – in theory – the muscles are in tip-top condition for the main event.
So today on my LSR I went from the Falkirk Golf Course south to the Forth & Clyde Canal, turned right (west) and kept going until my watch told me I had done a little over ten miles. I stopped at a marina just north of Cumbernauld, then headed back the way I had come.
When I got back to Falkirk I went on to the Rosebank before heading back to the car, taking the total distance up to 22 miles.
Mr de Mille, I’m ready for the taper.