I get it, you don't like football and you don't like the amount of football that's been on TV for the last few weeks.
There are also plenty of things on TV I don't like, which is why I rarely watch it - unless there's an international football tournament on, which I do like and I actually get a huge amount of enjoyment from following. So, being as it's only a few weeks every couple of years, how about you stop whingeing and take the opportunity to get off your arse and do something else for a change?
I'm very dull when it comes to routes as I have my tried and tested ones that I rarely deviate from. I'm lucky in that I have a nice, scenic, quiet, figure of eight loop starting from my house that I run on all the time. Once round the bottom loop is four miles, once round the whole thing (not the middle bit) is six miles. If I loop across the middle bit and do the figure of eight, it's (pleasingly) eight miles. Doing two laps of the top loop gives me ten miles. That's almost all of the road running I ever do and it means I don't have to think about where I'm going at all, I can just enjoy the scenery (it was absolutely beautiful on my early Sunday morning six miler) or concentrate on my pace.
I'm almost certainly not doing this one now, thanks to being too busy to train properly. I'm entered in the bristol half on Sunday, which was for training but I was planning to go all out. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to pull out of the half too as I just wasn't getting out for any decent runs but now, I think I'm going to do the half and see how it goes. I still very much doubt I'll do B2B as I can't see when I'll get any long runs in beforehand but, you never know. If I do it, it will be just with the aim of finishing.
Hope everyone elses training has been better. Enjoy the half on Sunday.
Haven't posted here in a while as the mileage has slowed down considerably since I did my ultra. Am now back in training for a marathon though, so things are picking up again. I'm currently on 976 miles for the year, so should get over the 1000 miles mark some time next week.