All the best for your Bristol half on Sunday. I hope the weather will be good to you. You have prepared well for the race.
Well we thought the rain had stopped so we set out onto the sea front, what a mistake that was. as our run progressed the conditions got worse and worse.
I set off quite quickly doing my usual 4 mins run 1 min walk, but there are some cobbles near the start which were very uneven so I had to take care. The rain and the heavy wind was coming from the sea but then when we got further along the front the wind was definitely behind me but I had to slow a little when I encountered some rather large puddles and some sand, however, the end of my 3.1 miles definitely was with the wind. It was mostly flat but a few bumps along the way. So nice to run on flat ground!
3.1 miles, 26.57 mins av pace 8.43 min milling. No idea what my HR was.
Then I turned around and had to run back into the wind, boy was that hard. I believe that the wind was 31mph when we were out according to a local weather. forecast. My legs were heavy from walking up hills yesterday in Porto. In the last mile conditions became the worst that I have ever run in. The wind was bringing spray off the sea and it was blowing into the sides of our faces and we found that we couldn't see at all well, in fact the force of the rain was making my eyes hurt. The rain was flooding the path we were running on very quickly. We were both very relieved to get back to our apartment and shower!
3.25 miles, 37:30 mins, av pace 11.24 min milling. Av HR 129.
Total mileage for the day, 6.36 miles of hard work.
Stewart is asleep now and I am writing this! It's a bit brighter now, but not much and the same is forecast for tomorrow
Sounds as if you had a very positive experience with your Physio. It doesn't always happen when a sports person goes for a NH appointment. I thought that if one had a stress fracture of the tibia then just putting the ultra sound head on the shin would make one yell out in pain which then meant one had an X-ray to confirm! But I am sure she didn't want to put you through that experience! The. Best bit about your appointment was that it was free
This link tells you a bit more about fascia. I actually, these days go to a fascia therapist rather than a Physio. But that is my personal choice.
Many thanks for your good wishes for a good holiday in sunny Portugal. We did have sun but the forecast for the next few days are for storms, rain and heavy wind. We had to check out of our off the beaten track apartment on the banks or the river Douro and move to Porto.
Last week all running was done on mountain sides where one went up followed by straight down, my quads are only just recovering! However, today we ran along the sea near to Porto where we are staying and I have to say I have never experienced running in the conditions quite as bad they were. Running 3+ miles with the wind behind one wasn't too bad even thought it was raining very hard indeed. But wow, coming back was something else! The wind was strong, 28 mph winds, so that was bad enough, but the main problem was the driving heavy rain accompanied by the wind bringing sea water onto us via the wind as well. The rain was so heavy that it hurt ones eyes. There were deep floods appearing under our feet and it appeared that nobody else was out in it at all. I was very pleased to get back to our apartment and into the shower!
I cross posted with you. Have a good time with your grandson later today.
It must be your birthday today, have a very happy day. I forgot to comment on your shooting day. A very different day that was. Not my scene, but it sounded as if you had fun.
If it's Mick's Birthday today then when is JJ's? I know it is Spud's next Monday, for those of you who remember her.
We are waiting to go for a run today along the promenade, which is flat BUT I am not gong out in weather like today on holiday, I would at home but NOT on holiday. When we drove home last evening from a great fish restaurant, frequented by locals, which is what we look out for, there were LOADS of runners training along the prom in the dark. We are staying in Foz which is about 15 mins in the tram from Porto.
I have been reading though the posts but can't say I can remember everything, but here goes, from memory because we now have a fairly new page.
I ALWAYS read your numbers, and can recall an eleven at the end of a run sometime last week.
I hope you have a wonderful time in OZ, with happy family time plus lots of running too. Stewart loves running there and always looks forward to it.
Of course you have to beat your daughter's boyfriend
I love the I of W too. Pleased to hear that you had a happy time there with your family and of course your doodle too. Good to see you are back running once more, keep it up, you can't keep having to suffer stiff legs. Did you celebrate your Birthday in style? By that I mean a slap up dinner, or lunch?
A brilliant 5000 time on the track, what age grading did that give you? Also congrats on your fell run. Very brave of you plus totally mad too
A very healthy age grading earned from your parkrace. Good one.
Oh, dear me. How horrible not to have been able to be in control of your race because of the numbers of runners. I would have just hated that. In fact I don't like the big races at all I would recommend that you find a local half mara (when recovered from Chester mara of course) and try for a faster time when you are not trapped and the weather will be cooler. I am sure you will come out of the race victorious All the best for Chester, if I don't have an opportunity to say so again. Plus of course I hope the foot starts to behave itself, it is very common for small bones in the foot to become slightly displaced. But it sounds as if all could be well now that it has been manipulate back into place. Btw I did enjoy your positive post
Not sure when you leave. But it must be soon so that you get over your jet lag before the race. Apart from the marathon, where I wish you every good wish, I hope you have an excellent time in Berlin. Are you travelling anywhere else in Europe whilst you are over.
You are still park racing which is excellent.