Good to see GM running again and some good holiday efforts going on with others.
As for me, nothing! Have walked miles in Rome and had a good leg test going to the top of St Peter's Basilica today.
Woke up in the middle of the night last night due to the chandelier in the room sounding like a wind chime and moving around for no apparent reason. It did it again a little while later, I was still awake and felt the bed move. I then had an idea it was an earthquake. Turns out it was the 6.2 magnitude that's devastated Amatrice. Terrible for those guys, horrible scenes on the news, heart goes out to them.
Back tomorrow and some miles to run on Friday after 4 day's, sort of, rest.
I have the Giant Defy 0 which has a mix of 105 and Ultegra. Excellent spec for the price, the frame is very light for an alloy and the geometry is aggressive for speed! It gets me over the Surrey Hills quite nicely and did me well in the Ride London 100.
Cracking run there Leslie with a good set of splits. I bet you've admired those more than once!?
No run for me yesterday. I had a third interview with the company I've been looking to work for and they offered me the role. Accepted!
Great opportunity, really excited. Things then evolved quite swiftly, I got back to work, handed my notice in, my new place want me to start ASAP, the current mob said OK, so today is my last day! Off to Rome next week and then start new place the following week.
So instead of running yesterday I hit the fizzy bubbles. Need to get some miles done today, though.
You lot are a well travelled bunch, any tips on Rome?
Woking are getting beat at home tonight so as a season ticket relegation season witness, I am duty bound to attend. Therefore track session ditched and had to do a road version at lunchtime.
4 x 1 mile with 2 min walking recoveries. Ran up and down the same road which had inclines at each end, so good at the start, flat in the middle and tough at the end. A smiley face profile but a grimace on the runner who was boiling in the lunchtime heat.
Splits were 6.10. 6.14, 6.21, 6.24. So a definite fade but with traffic also a factor, I'll take that. A 1.5 mile w/up and down made it a 7 miler.
Next up, 15 miles tomorrow night, brought forward from the weekend due to a big social gathering on Friday. Will run over the weekend but a few days in Rome next week means a long awaited 4 rest days.