Posted: 27/03/2015 at 22:07
Aws - nobody said anything about the inside lane being forbidden, so that's the one I ran on.
I enjoyed the track; it was certainly very different from what I'm used to, being dead flat and wonderfully smooth underfoot. But four times round was enough. There was a strong wind blowing, which added a bit of variety (battled against it along one side, got lifted forwards by it along the other).
Since my Middle Son is officially my personal trainer at the moment, I am doing as he says re "measuring" 200 and 400 metres round the local lake. I shan't need to make chalk marks, let alone paint; there are plenty of bins, benches, lamp-posts, recognisable trees etc to serve as markers. He's coming home next weekend and will supervise my first speed session. However, I am allowed to do a tempo session earlier in the week, without him. And lots of long slow stuff. Went for a 3 and a half mile run before breakfast this morning, ages since I did that.
TS - commiserations on the pain stopping you after 55 minutes; you must find it very frustrating. However, the sunshine-and-daffodils surroundings sound lovely.
I have never seen a woodpecker, though often hear them.
John - great work, getting that young man running again.
Impey - ask a pharmacist about the eye drops / beta blockers getting into the bloodstream?
Ceal - as always, I'm amazed by how fast you go. Jeff Galloway is the RWR man, isn't he? But walking doesn't come into it over those short distances, I suppose.