Nell - thanks for the plan. Will need to study it when I have read a little more of the book.
Anyway managed to get out for 4.5 miles at about 7pm this evening. It had been wet during the afternoon but at least it had stopped raining. Quite warm for this tiime of year as I was only wearing my Paris 2013 finishers t-shirt and shorts.
Am staying near Notre Dame so when down the north side of teh Seine and came back on the south side.
Legs were a tad heavy with the weekend run still in them but I must say I enjoyed the stroll.
Had been walking a lot during the afternoon too so that probably played a factor.
Despite these being busy areas for tourists and loads of traffic, teh footpaths were quite dark with very few street lights. Much darker than running in London.
4.5 miles at a 8:20 m/m pace. Quite enjoyed it.
Am planning a run down to the Eiffel Tower and back in the next few days.
Funny how after not running much for a while, running a few miles is no longer easy.
Sean - everyone else has said it. Making the decision that you did was definitely teh right one but not an easy one. So Manchester for you next year. Looks like there will be a bit of friendly rivalry there then.
Carter - I tend to agree with Canter. You need more carbs. Too few carbs and you will not have enough fuel to run. I am no expert but I suspect that means you are using your bodies reserves to run which is going to make you feel constantly tired and running in that condition will not be easy.
Stuart - truly a global job that you have there. I suppose you have no choice nut to use the treddie when on the rigs but how do you cope with the monotony of it. I would go slightly dolally. Have you any races planned for when you are back on dry land ?