The working jet setters see the world alright. I once had a chat with an old uncle who joined the merchant navy on account of it's reputation for world travel. I asked what he saw and he replied, " I went to sea to see the world, and what did I see? I saw the sea".
He wasn't too unhappy to give up that job.
I'd have spent all my time watching 'pelagic birds'.
It's unusual for me to come out somewhere this early. Normally I would arrive on the Sunday and then start on the Monday. However I wanted to see what the place was like before settling in for the fortnight.
So far I have spent £64 which includes a taxi from the airport to the hotel yesterday. Lunch & coffee, some food shopping and a taxi to+from a bike shop some way off (including waiting time). That's the good news. The bad news is the bike is only available in a 52 (but £350 less than the UK).
Also it is a tad windy here. So much so that as the wind curves around the hotel through a narrow street it gets very strong. Coupled with the slippery tiles on the pavement this led to me being blown over whilst walking. I hit the ground so hard my glasses bounced a few metres. One moment standing, another on my 'arris. It's all OK now but I dread to think how tomorrow morning will be.
So, first run in Hsinchu (Taiwan). Made it through the 2km of polluted traffic to find a national park called 18 peaks mountain. I went around and around and up and down and finished with 14km. It's a bit wet here.
The park has wifi throughout and signs showing the temperature which unsurprisingly decreased the higher I got (134m tops).
Sounds rotten Simon and Iron; hope you both 100% soon.
Thanks SG; you're right maxing a HM needs more miles but to find time I'd have to give up some cycling which is enjoyable and used to/from work. More injury risk too.
BTW looked at my last 9 HM's over 5 years on PO10 and if I did a parkrun the day before. The 4 HM's when I did were 1st, 2nd, 5th and 8th fastest! No bias as mostly Wokey or Fleet. A small sample and agree a hard 5k the day before seems stupid.
I'm racing a large, long distance duathlon in Copenhagen in May, my A-race so to speak.
The day before I have a choice of 3 parkruns within 10km. WWPD?