Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:19
Well that was the ultimate Long [35.5 miles] Slow [12mm average] Run. Overall pace took into account 5 tea and cake stops , a load of hills [most of which I managed to run] rough ground and a ferocious wind - got blown off balance a couple of times running along the Wansdyke with a howling cross wind. Overall quite pleased as I was able to speed up on the last section when the hills were more or less behind us. The stiles got progressively harder as the run continued!! Glorious sun and views, but the wind was lethal and kept things cool at best and freezing at worst. I love this stuff just so much more than road running
Good company all the way round and not so tired / breathless that I wasn't able to keep talking
AA: will be thinking of you on Thursday and hoping for a trouble free trip. Positive is always the way forward
Pink: nice to see you back - being able to change gear on a bike is an essential skill if there are hills!
Nell: can't believe you had sleet while we had glorious sun - although temp and wind sound about the same.
2Old: Man up - tapering is for wimps
And Chick is back in the room!!!! Never heard of a quarter marathon - given they had a 5k race you would think they would just do a 10k one as well
Spinning and running club tomorrow plus a sports massage.
Oompa: don't leave us in suspense...............................