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
(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!