The 3x I did Loch Ness I booked in Nov/Dec for the following year. Ridiculous I know, but loads were already booked that early. It fills up from Aviemore to Black Isle in the East and all the way down to Fort Augustus in the West . Get in quick if you want to actually stay in Inverness .
Good luck all at the women's 10k in Glasgow tomorrow!! I shall be avoiding Pollok Park on my run .
Had a good run at Loch Leven on Saturday, quite a slow time but good practice for Strathearn marathon. Went off far too fast on the flat first couple of miles, then forced myself to slow down and keep a steady pace during the hillier middle section, which meant I had decent strength in the legs for the final few miles. Pictured in my head that 13 wasn't the finish and I was going to continue on in order to get my head into marathon mode, so consequently overtook quite a few people in the last couple of miles.
Quite a strange run, I was expecting it to be closer to the Loch, but actually the road was quite far away and you could kind of see the Loch in the distance, apart from a few places where it got closer. Long drawn out drags of hills that I wasn't expecting, the kind of 'hills; that aren't really hills if you're in a car, but 'are' if you are running or cycling !! The last two miles were nice running away from the road on the quiet cycle track so I enjoyed that more than the road sections.
A nice day out overall, but got a tonne of work to do now, so early taper for Strathearn !!