Got up early this am and headed out into a beautiful morning in Munich. Asked the chap at hotel reception which way did I need to go to get to the river. He said right. No river. But I got a good 6km in and enjoyed the bright and fresh morning. Weather was rubbish by the time I left this afternoon and not much better back in London.
So have run 3 days in a row, 5k ; 6m and 6k.
Will not run again until Friday.
Nick - sounds like you have a nice new toy to play with.
Nick - yes work life continues to be busy and no sign of it abating anytime soon. I wanted this job I keep reminding myself and I still do. I never anticipated that the travel would become such a big factor and that it would impact my running as much. I am beginning to get things under control and am hoping that soon I will be back in the groove.
Am in Munich tonight back in London tomorrow evening. Managed 5km on a treddy at the hotel before going out for dinner with the company I am visiting. Am thinking of getting up early tomorrow and getting a few miles in down near the river if I can find my way there just to do something different.
I am readjusting my goals for my 10k at the end of the month.
Good run from you at the weekend and if you may want to think about easy runs towards the back end of the week if you are going after that time for a 10k on Sunday.
Did parkrun yesterday. It was tough. Not done this for a long time. Over 300 runners and I started near the back. So the first mile was hard not just because of the hills but getting going was near on impossible. I finished in 24:15 which considering the tough week I had, got home from Gloucester at about 9:30 Friday night, the hilly course, the number of people running and the fact that I have not done anything short and fast for ages, is not too bad, Gives me something to work with.
Another 6 miles early this morning before the sun came up too strong.
Am going to concentrate on shorter faster stuff this months s I have the 10k at the end of the month and have neglected speed work this year. I do miss my late night sessions on the running track.
Hope all is well with everyone.
Early morning flight to Munich tomorrow so need to get some sleep ......
9.5 miles for me today at 8:03m/m pace. As I have not been doing too much lately this was a tough run.
But with 23 weeks to go to Chicago I have loads of time to get back to where I need to be. And with the longer and brighter days it should be a bit easier to get the runs in than it has been. Work is not showing any signs of slowing down so we will see how this goes. But an overseas race demands some dedicated training and it will get it.
And of course I have the 10k in London at the end of the month so need to get some speed sessions in for that.
I may not post every day but generally i do pop in to have a quick read. Will try and get on here more frequently to join in the chatter.