Is there anyone undertaking Janathon also working at Dryathon, if so, why? My (misplaced?) logic is that if I run/exercise everyday of the month, I can drink MORE than I would normally do. OK, too much will be detrimental to my performance, but my training at present isn’t too focused on a particular race, the Jerusalem half is still 8 weeks away, so I’m not too concerned.
After 21k yesterday, the thought of running today is too daunting So it seems a good time to use Janathon to really get one over on Dryathon. The plan is to do some considerable walking AND visit a considerable number of establishments that will readily provide me with refreshing liquid. So find a road on my local bus route, for easy access to and from home, decide where to start, then drink and walk in a repetitive manner. Straightforward. Purley to Croydon is the obvious choice, and my OH also thinks it’s a good idea so will accompany me.
Things progressed well until we met a barmaid, in the Earl of Eldon. We were the only ones in the pub. She was Polish and we had visited Poland, particularly Gdansk which she hadn’t. A long conversion ensued. Time slipped by, valuable drinking time ebbed away (we had agreed on just one drink in each pub).
Things became a bit of a rush after that. We are at least 4 pubs away from the centre of Croydon when “last orders” were called; I thought that was a relic of my youth xx years ago. We had to admit defeat after only 6k, but still worth recording and certainly a resounding victory over Dryathon.
Bring on tomorrow.