Posted: Yesterday at 16:56
How can it be six days since I last posted? Easter - that's how! So what has everyone been up to? ..
BIW - thought the lake might be too tempting not to swim in it. Cold you say? Seems like whenever I go to Studland (nearest nice bit of coast) the water there
never seems to warm up much. Well done re that 3200m outdoor swim. I've never mastered front crawl despite trying so stick to breaststroke too - obviously need
a better teacher!
Redhead- the look on the judge's face in that photo you posted is a hoot.
Terence - that hill training sounds good. I'll be needing some of that for October (10ml Ridgeway Run in Tring, Herts) which my family will be expecting me to do again and which includes some steep ascents and descents.
Matsmum - great idea re Red's photo. Congrats re recent 45th (sapphire) anniversary. Fish and chips you say - there's a joke there somewhere about having
samphire with your fish. I got the nickname 'Sherpa' when I did the 3 peaks with a couple of friends (at the sedate pace of 1/month) as I was the only one who
had sussed out the route to the top!
Columba - the idea of starting early-morning runs is just that at the moment - an idea! But yes, would be easier to get up and out on summer mornings. Had a chuckle at the 'cows, cows, cows' run. When out walking, I find there is always room for tea and cake.
*waves* to anyone I've missed
I've been slowly increasing my treadmill runs and have dropped the walk intervals I did when I started again. Managed a 3ml run last night at 10:40 mm pace so it finally feels like I am getting back in the groove. Will build up the mileage a little bit more and then will venture outside before I get cabin fever.
C2C update - I sent off the balance cheque yesterday so no going back now! I did two walks in Cirencester Park over the weekend (10ml walk on Friday in sunshine; 11ml walk on Sunday in the rain). Did some hill intervals on Sunday - the hill was not that big and steep but still good practise until I get to the Malvern Hills on 3rd May. I do need to start wearing my new Brasher boots outside now - up to now their use has been limited to treadmill walking while I 'wear them in'.