As a youngster, I would get home from School, get changed and go out to play with my pals.
Now I'm older, I get home from work, get changed and go out to play with my pals, but now I call it training.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Warning! Cumbrian speed thief at large

Wednesday was an easy jog with Plucky and Dazzer - about 9 miles

On Thursday I opted to walk long with Scamp and sit in the sun by the river. Running was put off altogether which meant today I had to do the mile reps I'd promised myself. Apologies are therefore due to young Gareth after I told him I went running "every day", but fair do's, I only have one day per week "off".

Mile reps tonight felt bloody brilliant. The first time in many many weeks when I felt really good whilst running hard. Unfortunately the strong Easterly wind and unseasonably cold day put paid to fast times. My first, uphill and with that wind in my face, was scarcely inside 6 pace but at least the corresponding one to finish was a decent enough 5:22.

I suppose it must be the accumulated fitness gains of 3 months good training and now finding myself running 20 miles a week less, but after those 4 mile reps I felt like I could have completed another 6 miles brisk running. Lets hope I feel as good on Sunday for the half.


  1. Looks like it might be brass monkey weather on Sunday, which might make you run even faster to keep warm!
    5.22 for a mile, I need to get back in that territory myself.

    1. Brass Monkey was in January Rick - this is the Keswick Half I'm on about -keep up lad