- Jul 24th, 2017 at 2:00AM
There is a running writer called Dave Kuehls who is one of my inspirations. Back in 1999 after I drunkenly accepted the challenge to run a marathon, I went out and bought his book "4 months to a 4 hour marathon," which took me from never having run more than 6 miles in one go, to a sub 4 hour marathon.....in 4 months.
I can't recommend the guy enough. He "gets" the average runner and is beloved amongst the Clydesdale running community. One of the things that Dave says in a few of his pieces is that the hardest thing to do in training is to take the first step (which is pretty obvious) every day. So he advocates rewarding yourself after tough runs, and is pretty open that he has a couple of beers in the shower after really long runs.
This is a long way of saying that it wasn't my fault for drinking a bottle of wine and having a few beers with my fancy French dinner last night. It was Dave Kuehls' fault.
38:45 for the 6.5, got a lot stronger after the first 15 minutes. Hope everyone is doing great!