What: something different Why: impromptu decision! Weather looked good, so got on a couple of buses out into the country. Got changed behind a wall and put my clothes in my little backpack. Blisters, and OH, may know some of my route.First part was part of the Bullock Smithy (56 mile walk) route. Have you done that Blisters? I wouldn't be surprised! From Hazel Grove to Lower Poynton and Lyme Park, then changed plan going through High Lane, Marple (fringes), New Mills. All on road, pretty well, and rather undulating. Shame I didn't run it all but the terrain and the backpack (plus common sense) got in the way! Mix of run/walk and out for 2 hours, yet only 8k of it was run. Got changed in a pub and enjoyed my pie and pint! Well earned for once. I'll ache tomorrow!
What: 5.21k. Most of it very slowly. Off road (gravelly paths mainly). Managed to find a window between showers, and the sun showed its face. Could have been pleasant but it was rather a struggle. Why: hamstring a bit iffy again. Could be the increase in volume of running but I suspect that it may be due to the increased stretching over the last few days. Anyway I backed off from my plan for today (8k) and will probably do the same tomorrow.
Dibs: enjoy your nights! You do get used to them. What time do you start in the evening/finish in the morning? My suggestion would be straight to bed after work, then run before you go back to work in the evening.
Don: after my better races I always struggled to walk the next day! Although I guess it didn't stop me running once I'd loosened up!
Chick: are you finding the exercises painful to do? According to the article they should hurt, and if necessary add weight e.g. a back-pack.
In other news have been managing to get eldest son out running after several years of inactivity (he used to play hockey to a reasonable standard but never ran after the age of 13...now 27). Has run consistently three times a week for 6 weeks: his weight is dropping off. Now up to the dizzy heights of 3.95 miles at just over 8 minute miling.