Mid Week Break-part one….

The running bit

Monday morning Madam and I got on a train to Teddington to spend a couple of days with my friend. (For those of you not in the know Teddington is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames) I checked the training plan before I left and was relieved to find that it is a light week in regards to miles which would make it easier to fit in whilst staying with my non running friend. Now as she lives within a quarter a mile of Bushy Park, where to run was easy.

Bushy Park is

  • Where parkrun started
  • The second largest of the Royal Parks
  • Is the home to roaming Fallow and Red deer
  • Is flat!
  • Has an area of 1100 acres
  • Is where Mo Farrah trains if in the UK!

With the last one in mind Madam and I went for a run on Tuesday morning hoping for a bit of Mo spotting. I did a 200m x 10 interval session (far nicer than last weeks 800 x 6) and Madam, well I am not sure what she did, but she was there! The park is ideal for intervals, flat with nice paths.

No Mo’s spotted but did see these

and we made sure we abided by this

photo 1

(the sentence ‘Their behaviour is unpredictable and they can move with great strength and speed’ reminds me of someone)

Wednesday morning I went for a gentle 3 mile run on my own, a couple of deers decided to saunter across the road in front of me and whilst I eyed their antlers warily they were not in the least bit bothered about the aging runner plodding towards them.

Park two-the tourist bit will follow!

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About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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One Response to Mid Week Break-part one….

  1. Red Hen says:

    Thank you for that Bushy Park guide, Sharon. Home of the park run,eh?I love the place already.

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