Back from a nice bike ride out to the coast, then a run-walk on the paths through the dunes. I wanted to do my usual 9-1 run-walk ratio, but the shoes thought otherwise after about 35 minutes, and forced me to walk a lot more lest the sole of my feet and toes would fall off. (that is what it felt like). Still, 1h40' of forward motion, before biking back in record speed. The wind has turned, obviously.
I hope the slightly milder weather is here to stay for a bit longer. It made for a nice change.
Now off to do some more scheming and planning for the training weekend Stickless mentioned. Nice excuse to pick out some lovely bits of Cornish coastpath...
Hope all is well with everyone, I've been away because too busy to keep up, but training goes alright. Will probably disappear again for a while, work is mental at the mo.
Thanks everyone. Alehouse: yes, that is the one! Met some Dutch people somewhere, did you? Boy they make a fuss of birthdays. They'd be outraged to learn I have no intention of eating cake today. I have enjoyed a very very quiet day, no appointments, time to write and time to think. Utterly lovely and zen Oh, and Ale: fingers crossed for the PSA!
Donaldo, not cheating. I am sure the great Sunzi has a few things to say about using your environment wisely against your enemies
LMH: oh dear! I hope not. Perhaps your body just needs a couple of runs to remember where it was, before you left off?
Haha, Alehouse, I never thought of that. Fortunately the word is SMS in Dutch, or just "message", so no confusion. (Shee, I almost wrote confucian, guess I have work on the brain)
Emzap: have a great break!
Why: failed to do proper intervals as Tuesday tradition requires
Last hard: Sunday
Last rest: Monday
Either it is the glass of wine I had yesterday, or just time for a rest week. The legs felt awful. I think I am due a lighter week, after some good running recently. I will also break my highest mileage month for a couple of years (!), so... No pushing, just playing by ear and not chasing after the miles or speeds.
I was quite happy to see that today we are due a full 4C high in temperature. Then I realised this must be the coldest birthday I have ever had, and realised how ridiculous this weather is. It made me laugh, for sure. Ice cake for all!
Emzap: most likely the cold playing games with you and your mind
OH: seriously impressive snow stories. Take care!
Birks: hope the perfect job comes along very soon
As usual on Monday, nothing for me exercise-wise. We had some good laughs reading through translations of both seen and unseen texts from the mid-semester exams. More painful was actually marking them. To be continued on the morrow.