Posted: 18/07/2015 at 18:06
Emzap, I hope that the little race went OK. Those shorter ones can be deceptively tough to pace. It's eyeballs out or nothing.
Chick: I'm no fan of running in thunder storms. Russian Roulette if you ask me.
RFJ: How long is a parkrun? Are they all the same? I presume that the undulations and mud vary from one to another. What sort of field turns up? Clubby whippets or chubby wannabees?
Poppy, I'm sure that you will fit a decent length run in there somehow. Maybe step up the distance in stages?
LMH: What are you up to?
OH: You can keep your wild weather, thankyou. I heard that the Orkney definition of summer was when the driving rain started to come from the south.
As for me....this week was much like the last, and there was no running. I didn't feel like it, I wasn't motivated, I kept finding excuses and other jobs to do.
Today: Bike ride. I went straight past the group meeting point and did my own thing. I needed both hills and distance. Boy did I get them! The breeze was significant, and riding solo meant catching it all. In my face all the way to the Forest, that's 15 miles. In the Forest it's all hills, and I planned to find 50 miles worth there. A slight loss of directional surety and I emerged (blinking in the sunlight) with insufficient miles covered. OK, I'll go down to Chepstow, over the Severn Bridge and back home. Again, the 10 miles to Chepstow was a grind into the wind. On the home leg, I was absolutely flying along, hitting 40mph on a slight down grade. I had to put in an extra loop round a hilly detour in order to make up my mile tally to 100. Job done. Knees a bit sore, bum definitely tender. Total 6 hours 10 mins.