Nice running Carl. Even whilst on holiday- good work. Good tempo run- tempo runs are my weakness. I just can't seem to push myself to the tempo pace when not racing. Any tips? P.S hotel breakfasts are a true joy I love them
It has been a bit of an unofficial December-resolution of mine to get in my five days a week training as previous to this I'd been slacking, I'm slow (and fat!) and I wanted to feel better about my running and that I wouldn't get a shock when I went into proper training in the New Year.
Well my last run day of the week was meant to be today, with me having done 4 runs up till now. I came back from Glasgow to my folks in Linlithgow today- I was visiting friends and we were having a Christmas lunch. So, day time, no run, but lots of food consumed. About 4.30 I left my friends and go home to my parents to say hello to them and we had a lovely catch up. I felt knackered and thought I'll just have a wee 'lie down'... which turned into a 2.5 hour nap. Bloody hell.
Woke up, get up and about, it's 8pm and I think right I better have dinner. By the time I make dinner and eat it, and let my food settle, it's 9.30pm.
So I think- am I going to get this run in or not? YES is the answer. Get myself ready, out the door, 10pm and it's a fecking howler of a night outside, pouring rain and blowing a gale.
4.5 miles later- I'm home and have done my 5 days a week running. Pretty chuffed with myself I must say... my resolve is not normally that strong.
Been a stressful week as my partner's father is currently in hospital v unwell. I am worried for him and feeling distraught for my partner who is v upset. Aside from that all well and really excited for Christmas (sorry Carter)
So yes, where is everyone else, are you all drowning in Eggnog?
I have done Edinburgh twice and loved it actually.
Pros- course nice and flat, lots of support, fairly scenic. Nice T shirt and medal, decent enough finishing area. Good water and fuel on way round, plentiful stocks and well organised by cheery marshalls.
Cons- this year the toilets at the start were bad, not nearly enough. Get there early! Buses at end are renowned for not being great, but both years I've done it family have come to meet me at the end and managed to park less than a mile away so that's ideal if you can manage an arrangement with someone you know. Weather has a record of being quite warm- so hydrate well.
I am just in from the gym where I did a 5k on the treadmill fairly easy as my legs were feeling tired from yesterday's efforts. Then I did 10 minutes on the spinning bike to cool down, and my core exercises and upper body strength work. Still trying to be fairly good with not forgetting the core stuff. It's one of these things that feels really hard at first but once you've been doing it a while it feels so much easier, and not a chore to do as I'm in the gym anyway. So I think that must mean it's worthwhile...?