Posted: 21/05/2015 at 07:51
Nell – good to hear that you are getting back in to shape and the niggles are subsiding. Is the trip to Germany business or pleasure, will you be sampling some of the local beers ? You’ve got 48 miles planned this week ? Blimey, I only managed 27 last week and that felt rather a lot.
Will – the diet I was on is LCHF (low carb high fat). I keep threatening to get back on it but haven’t yet fully committed to doing so. It’s that time of year where sitting in the garden with a beer in the evening and bbq’s makes it difficult to give up all of those lovely foods etc. I think it is Manchester that I can still feel in my legs; after all, as a gentleman of a certain age it is probably taking longer to recover from it than someone younger. Keep resting, 11.5 miles this week will be absolutely fine and you will be raring to go at Edinburgh.
PS – I’m wondering if, after a period of my easy running being faster, that my body is readjusting back to its normal pace. For me, it’s time to start increasing my mileage so I’m just going to get on with it now. Round where I live there are plenty of scarier people than bears, and that’s just the women !! Anyway, how is Mike ?
Ali – the sun was shining in Glasgow ? Wow ! You’re in a good place at the moment with your running so make the most of it enjoy it all. Any further thoughts about an ultra ?
Carl – no use dwelling on your ‘lost’ time, we all know you did it. Just as a thought, couldn’t you send them the gpx file from Garmin ? Assuming you follow an 18 week plan, it is just over 2 weeks before you start training for Chicago !!! I don’t think I’ve lost my mojo, as such, it’s a case of the mind wants to do it but the body won’t let me at the moment. I’m sure it will come in time but until then I’m just going to go out and enjoy the trails.
Not much to report from me at the moment. Short, easy runs at lunchtime. I will be heading into the Peaks on Saturday to take in some big climbs, I plan to go up Kinder and follow the Pennine Way for a few miles and see where that takes me. It’s nice to be just going out without having a target for a run, so I can stop and take in the views, walk up the hills nice and steadily etc. Next week sees the mileage increase with my first back to back runs, not sure how long they will be yet as it depends on the old legs