53 in a week that is. The thing is when you do a long run on a Sunday and the next one you have to do on the Saturday in the same week that means you clock, big miles! Yay.
This morning I ran to Killerton for parkrun, getting up at 5, leaving the house at 6. It was a warm morning. I now know what trainers to wear, what capri’s not to wear (ouch to chafing there!), which vest to wear, the gel to take and the drink also. The route was actually quite nice in the respect that it was actually quite flat. I got to Killerton with 13 miles done and almost an hour early, after a quick comfort stop I headed out on the parkrun course doing it clockwise arriving at the start with time to chat to Madam who had got a lift there and other club members. Then it was off to do it anti-clockwise. I started way at the back. Plodding. It was nice actually and the strategy of running parkrun at the end of a long run is such a good idea for two reasons:-
- Makes you run a good pace for miles 17,18,19 rather than actually dying slooooooooooowly
- LSR is done and dusted by 9:30 a.m, leaving you with the rest of the day to bake cakes, mow the lawn and generally keep moving for fear if you sat down you might seize up totally.
Pleased with my overall average pace, not long to go now, not many long runs to fit in. Don’t panic Shaz!