Tomorrow is EuroDisney day as it is supposed to be dry all day.
Weather was due to be mixed today so we did a tour of the City taking in the Eiffel Tower where it was so so windy and a bit damp at the top and also the Adidas store on Champs Elysee. I had to be very good and stay away from all the running gear. Covered a lot of ground by foot much to my kids disgust. Kept telling them that you cannot see anything underground !!
Carter - 22 weeks training plan. I could never do that. But as you say it worked for you last year so why not stick with a proven plan.
I am working on something at work that we were pushing very hard to have complete by Christmas. It looks like it will drift into the New Year. This being the case I think it better to focus on building a really good base over the next few months and start a training plan in February. Not sure I am brave enough to go with 12 weeks. Either 16 or 18.
PS - What HM are you thinking of for December ? What are your goals for this. A PB, or just turn up and see what happens ?
Nell - It is always nice to get a different running experience. No better way to see a city than run around it.
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.