Posted: 08/07/2014 at 13:29
Just back from amazing weekend in Yorkshire. Simply brilliant is all I can say. Hubbie and I have watched the tour 4 times before, 3 times on mountain stages and one other time in London when the twins were babies. Sat and Sunday were just as good as those if not better in some ways. Yes you can't beat a proper mountain stage in the Alps or Pyrenees, but Sunday was close. The weather was fab after an awful forecast. Very wet friday night, but sunny and dry for the other days. We all got sunburnt as didn't apply cream as forecast was so bad! Pop up campsite was great, much better than I thought it would be.
Wow, to CC, wait an amazing achievement, so chuffed for you. I do hope I can replicate your levels of pure determination and endurance at some point. What a brilliant time too. Did you run all the way? What were the hills like and the terrain? Makes my 9hours 24mins for 44 miles seems a shambles!!
Great to hear from you Lotte. Glad you are back running. I think it's a great idea to keep the mileage down a bit. I was a mileage queen and my legs just can't hack it any more especially mixed with speed work. I just get tight and twisted. So bike miles/turbos/x-trainer in winter and swimming all helping and max of 50-60mpw for me from now on.
I have barely run the last week as had tummy bug last week that went on for days, then away this weekend and just couldn't be bothered with the hassle as 3 families camping with 8 kids between us, just wanted to chill and enjoy spending time with them all. I ran around Harewood House estate on Monday before we left, which was stunning, just 10k and get back to it a bit this week.
Still very undecided as to next target. Think I might aim for the Bristol half properly, but with longer runs at the weekend and bike miles, then do an ultra in October/November. Very tempted by the 3x3000. Where are you staying CC? Can I piggyback?
School holidays in 2 weeks time here, so only 3 weeks till our hols in France. I cannot wait!!!