Posted: Yesterday at 23:17
Have been having some odd weather these last few days. Thunder and lightening on Friday night and after a grey start yesterday, the sun came out in full force in the afternoon. But it was cool last night - well outside anyway. Still too hot inside the house. Today it was a day of a few seasons. Windy, wet and sunny. And it was a bit like this when I went out running quite late.
Carter - will be adapting my Hansons plan for 12 weeks instead of the 16 that I did previously. It seemed to have worked and is fairly logical to my simple mind so why not give it another go and see if it helps me bring home the bacon.
Ali - now now. I would be giving myself a coronary if I even thought about doing a Borat in public !!! No it was shorts and trainers sadly. I think what was shocking to the public was that there was a nutter actually running in the heat that evening.
Sounds like you have been having a really busy time with work so impressive that you are getting any running at all in. When is your next race ?
Robert - looks like the impending Ashes means that the weather will be confused judging by the forecast I saw tonight. Rain, heavy showers and 24deg !!
So had planned to get out for a cheeky 6 miles yesterday and was hoping to get 8 - 10 miles in today.
But the family activities yesterday with a few unexpected twists meant that the gap in the schedule I had seen did not quite materialise.
So today I went out with 10 -12 miles in my head depending on what the body was telling me.
I have a 6 miles route close by that I follow on The heath and decided that I would do this twice and if I was not up for the final two miles I could easily finish after 10 not too far from home.
The high points of the route were at about 3 miles and again at 9 miles.
I did do all 12 miles which is my longest run since the marathon. It felt much better than I was expecting it to be.
1:37:12 overall which is 8:06 min miling.
Covered the first 6 miles in 49:33 and the second 6 miles in 47:36 which is a negative split of 1:57.
I was pushing the last 3 miles and ran them in 7:48 ; 7:46 and 7:27.
Really good run finishing on 33 miles for the week off 4 runs. So after quite a few lethargic type runs where I felt as if I was only going through the motions, todays run felt more like it.
Hope everyone has been having a great weekend.
Carter - your ultra is next weekend ?