In my slight defence, my computer has been in hospital… failed logic board, apparently. I know how it feels!
I have carried on feeling great… I ran last Thursday and last Saturday – just over 5k each time. Fast and gentle, if that’s a possible combination. Actually, it must be. I felt like a gentle run, so I went for a gentle run, but it turns out that running slowly for months and months and then doing a marathon makes you faster… who knew?!
This week hasn’t been so easy. The weather’s been weird, for a start; it’s been horribly, horribly cold – sleet, hail, rain and bright, bright sunshine. I wanted to do an 11 mile trot to work on Tuesday, but life got in the way. So I did it on Wednesday instead. It felt great! I mean, I dressed entirely wrong for the weather.. it was 2 degrees, and bright sunshine. So I dressed for the cold, and had to do one of my famous running strips all the way down the hill into the next village. Even then, I was too hot.
At about 5 miles, my feet started aching. I was hot and I was thirsty and I decided to run through it. Two miles later I found myself at the local petrol station, buying orangina and calling a cab! The lazy way to finish my commute.
I need a focus. Some kind of programme. I’ve a 10k in two weeks, and that’s fine, but after that I need some half marathons in the diary before the Oxford Half in October. I don’t want to go off the boil and lose all this lovely fitness I’ve spent so long building.
So what do you suggest? Any recommendations for late spring/summer training and events??