will need to go looking for some trails by the sounds of it. I live in south london (Tooting), anyone know the nearest place I can get to from here? I suspect I might need to cycle to / from somewhere to run in nice scenery, nothing but miles and miles of pavement where I live. And parks / commons too, but not quite the same thing. Richmond Park isn't that far away, and that's pleasant enough to run around.
I cycled to brighton (about 60 miles once factoring in my mate and i getting lost a bit) last Sunday, which was the furthest i've ever cycled in one day (previously about 20 miles) but just took it easy and used it as an excuse to get some fresh air. Also been doing a bit of swimming to try to retain some fitness, but i'll need to take it very slowly at first until I get my running mojo back
I'm not starting from the beginning exactly, but I've barely run since an April marathon this year. I keep a training log and it shows I ran 16 times in the 6 weeks following the marathon, and 3 times in the 10 weeks since that.
Same pattern as last year. Partly because I really don't like running in the heat, partly because after training for the marathon I guess the pressure lifted a bit and I haven't been encouraging myself to go out for a run, and partly other things have taken over; work, etc.
Anyway, i'm back plodding the pavements now, and hopefully can get back into some decent sort of shape over the next couple of months. Just need to remind myself to take it easy and not think I can jump straight back to where I was in April.