Posted: Yesterday at 19:05
Interesting report, RFJ, especially mile 11! You seem to be going increasingly well and with better weather (and concentration!) at VLM you may go even better.
Don't be disappointed, Don: I think it will be another couple of months before the training changes you have made will really pay dividend.
LMH: my Garmin decided not to play either today and I had to resort to an app on the phone...which uses an incredible amount of battery. Garmin is fully charged but just not getting a signal.
Why: didn't look at the phone app until I got home or I am sure that I would have run 5k! But not much more! Legs feel as if they have done some sort of hard hill session or two (probably two and a half days of seemingly going up or down stairs: every time I came down I carried something with me). And have clocked up over 500 miles of driving during those two and a half days, which plays havoc with my hamstrings in particular, that is when the driving isn't causing problems with my calves.
Mum's house is all but clear: probably need just a couple of hours down there which can wait until just before sale completion.
Interesting course, Chick. I've done quite a bit of work on the behaviour management of children but very much on the "mental" side of things, although I have done some restraint training. I find that distraction techniques work the best (I used to head a unit for Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties): "have you got new shoes/what do you think about Zayn leaving 1-D/is it true your mum's having a new baby?" (even when you have no idea whether they are or not!) tends to deflect them before you have to get to the physical stage.
OH: you are used to open water swimming!