Posted: 10/10/2015 at 12:13
Scott- hope the legs ease up- good news about the knee, though.
Vicky- good luck with the 10k.
Re: other halves- mine moans if I'm fat ( the natural shape of my family is short and spherical, so he can easily see what would happen if I didn't run). He's a skinny guy, but not a runner.
He tolerates my running, and even comes to races, although he doesn't hang about at the finish waiting to photograph my moment of glory- He's more likely to go for a bird watching walk in the hills, and turn up 10 minutes after I finish. I try to do most of my runs before work, or as commutes to/ from work, but the weekend long runs obviously are more noticeable- he only complains if it stops us doing smoething together- so 2 weekends ago , after I got in from a 17 miler, I had to head straight out ( after a shower and cup of tea) for a long walk, and ended up getting a tad peckish, by 6pm when I'd had nothing all day except tea and toast!- Great excuse to pig out at the pub!
I did parkrun today for only the 3rd ever time. Was aiming for 24-( my PB is 24.05). I've never followed a pacer before, but they had a 24 min pacer, so I tried to get onto his tail, but he was way too quick, which worried me, and I had to drop back after a HR of 191 came up on my garmin during the first km ( my max HR was 185 untill today, as far as I knew).
Anyway- struggled round the rest, and came in a 24:24- the 24 min guy came in at 23:30- no wonder I couldn't keep up with him.
Anyway, I'm wheezing away now, - this fast stuff is really not my thing!
Long slow run tomorrow.