Ran a very enjoyable 11 miles forest run this morning with Giuliana , Steve and Adrian, which could have ended in tragedy! We had run several miles before approaching a small stream. There were dozens of cows, some with horns, either side which looked aggressive. As Steve and Adrian approached the stream, several cows ran towards them, but thankfully avoided them. The cows behind Giuliana and me were stampeding by those running at Steve and Adrian, and one was right behind me. I thought my end had come, but at the last second, it swerved and missed me by a fraction. I think it was a miracle that we were all unhurt and God must have been looking down on us!
Very disappointing parkrun this morning. My slowest ever 5k by a long way, 26.35. I just didn't have any "get up and go!" My legs etc were good, but I had no speed. I suppose I am paying the price for a high mileage after the marathon.
Only 2 weeks now to the Salisbury Half Marathon, so must tailor my training accordingly.
Red, very well done on your back to back marathons! Only 3 more''to go, then into the big bad world of Ultras! I'm glad you drank copious quantities of wine as you deserve it!
Columbia, sounds like Strictly come dancing! Have a great weekend in London and hope you manage a parkrun.
I I've been into Southampton and purchased new trainers, a Nightwish CD and new mobile phone. I'm like a kid with a new toy. It's super fast for texting etc as it predicts words and is nearly as quick as touch typing, although I do prefer a proper keyboard.
Ran another evening forest run with Alice yesterday and we ran even harder and covered 6.34 miles. We intended to do the same route as the evening before, but went slightly off course at one point, and had to wade through some very deep, soggy, muddy ground, with the danger of losing our trainers in the mud.
Today is a rest day after 6 days continuous running. Rather stupid I know, so soon after my marathon, but being sensible can be rather boring.
Columba, yes I definitely prefer off road to road. With the New Forest on my doorstep, why would I want to run on roads with the forest as an alternative. Swimming is good cross training, but I haven't swum now for at least 6 years. There used to be free swimming for over 55's at my Leisure Centre on a Friday afternoon, but that was stopped several years ago. That wasn't the reason I stopped though, I just got out of the routine. That new move at your "vibe cycle" session sounds very painful, but no pain, no gain. With the coloured lights and loud music, sounds a bit like a disco. Shame that you can't select the music of your choice though.
DBI, wow that sounds a very tough session. I'm sure that sessions like that will be really beneficial for your next tri.
Ran a good pace 6 miles in the forest last night with Alice. There is still lot of logging going on, with the trees all stacked up each side of the trails. This does make navigating a bit tricky, as the landscape seems to be changing all the time. They also seem to be laying sand on some of the muddy trails again, which I presume is to help soak up the rain which tends to flood them.