Running into 2019…Part 8
It has been a hectic few weeks with lots of exciting things going on at work, a country music festival (yes, really), and of course my 28th birthday. I am yet another year older so I expect this aging will impact significantly on my overall running time, just kidding, I haven’t resorted to using this excuse…yet.
As I sit in the back of a Volvo, with Dire Straits blaring, in between grandparents and walking sticks as we road trip to Wales for a funeral, I will bring you up to speed with how my training has been going. I believe I left you all in suspense at my Draycote Water run? Well, it wasn’t a great one. I was made to believe it was flat. Now when I think of flat, I think of the Netherlands kind of flat with no slow burn inclines, so I did have a bit of a moment and bowed out early.
Although the Draycote route isn’t one I shall be revisiting anytime soon, I did then have a great run with my aunt round Daventry where we hit 8 miles on a weeknight, completing it in a great time and with limited heavy breathing afterwards. This then kept me in good stead for my other runs, none exceeding 10 miles though as I have been here, there, and everywhere, making it all a little more difficult to fit in!
This difficulty was emphasised last Friday, after a long week my legs were not thrilled when I put them to work and I really felt the aches through my body with all the training, but as my aunt said, at least I didn’t give up; in the end, we did it!
This then made me eager to regroup so I have decided to take on a long run in Wales, I’ll get dropped off a good amount of miles out (still deciding on how many) and I’ll run to the hotel, I then have no choice but to get back with the biggest incentive spurring me on…my dinner!
Wish me luck and hopefully I won’t get lost somewhere in Wales! I’ll let you know how it goes!
I look forward to seeing you all at my Quiz Night on the 22nd, if you haven’t yet booked, it’s not too late to book your table! It’s set to be a great evening!
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