Five days since since the end of June, five whole days without blogging, which has been lovely, but I have been running!
Wednesday was the running club’s Woodland Relay. It was a good club turnout mainly because we were told rather than asked if we would do it, a strategy that obviously worked. Someone spent a lot of time and tippex in creating teams of three, each to run the almost 2.5 mile lap. The idea is to split people evenly, including a fast, medium and slow, so that there is always people out on the course. That is the theory. However when I came to do my lap (I was last to go) everyone was pretty much at the end! It was fun watching and fun participating. Fun consuming the cakes at the finish line also!
I still have yet to create/find a marathon training plan but yesterday I set off on a long slow run. I would like to say I ran 15.5 miles but I think more accurately I should say I covered 15.5 miles, to use the verb ‘ran’ would be an exaggeration. Granted the terrain was tough, but really should I find it that tough? Most annoying. It was a beautiful route that had everything, except a happy runner (briefly happy went I spotted a kingfisher flying up the stream, flashing his blueness at me) here’s hoping it was just a blip and the next time running this route will be a breeze.