Sunday is LSR day, but tomorrow I will be at an athletic track with Madam for most of the day so the LSR will not happen. Time for the flexible plan. LSR moved to today. 14 miles covered by
- Parkrun normal, no PB (just getting slower and slower!) but it was very muddy, slippy slidey mud too, so concentrated on staying upright
- Back to car for drink and headed out for parkrun 2, this time taking in the old route, nice to go through the woods again, bluebells and wild garlic aplenty
- Parkun three, back to car to drop phone off, carrying it in my back pocket was causing my capris to fall down flashing my bum off to all (not great!) this time I did new parkrun clock-wise, always wondered what the ups felt like down and vice versa and now I know-tough either way! The hill at the end (usually my lovely down) was a killer and I walked.
- Parkrun four old parkrun again met several dog walkers, horse riders and Nordic walkers, but it seems all the runners had gone home
The smells were incredible first the bluebells, then the garlic followed by damp cow parsley with the sun on it. The weather was variable to say the least cloud, wind, rain, sun, strong wind, pouring rain, bright sunshine, a typical May day in the UK. The route was beautiful, varied
but you guessed it HILLY and TOUGH and very slow, but it was about miles today not speed. Foot held out ok but taking my trainers off when I got home was interesting, I had to sit on the stairs, undo the laces and ease them off using my hands by bending my back, my Dad would be so impressed! (No slipping off with laces still tied!)
For those mathematicians amongst you I know 4 times a three-mile run equals 12 miles, but I added a loop on the road to get me to the 14!
Lovely! I bet the bluebells are stunning at the moment. One day, if I am brave enough, I may do the old route in reverse, as I imagine that makes for a challenging route! It is bad enough walking back from old marshal point 3.
What a goo idea to do variations on your parkrun for your LSR. Bet you could run Killerton backwards at this stage!
True RH I could and I might actually be faster!