Day 29: After the hilly 10K race on Saturday I didn't wish to push it too much today so did an hour long yoga session.
Day 30: It was pouring rain in the morning and stupidly I always feel more self-conscious running in the pouring rain. So I opted to run up into our local woods where I didn't see a soul. Half an hour of running through puddles and I was soaked to the skin and I didn't care! That evening I also had my weekly Swiss Ball Class.
Day 31 Today's activity was 'only' a 6km walk, but as it was a footpath clearance work party it was in fact a 2-hour full body workout.
Day 32 A wonderful 15km trail run as blogged about here: swanscot.wordpress.com/2013...
Day 33: Due to bad weather my planned cycle was postponed and I made do with a 3km walk to the village PO and return and a Swiss Ball exercise routine at home. I think I expanded more energy in this than in the class as I tried repeatedly to get some photos with the self-timer on the camera.
Day 34: A routine tempo run, but a great run. After weeks of hill runs and off-road runs while training for the two 10Ks, I was looking forward to a fast road run. I followed one of the Podrunner podcasts and by following the beat throughout the 6 mins fast intervals and 3 mins slower recovery intervals, I managed a faster time that previously when I'd tried to keep the faster pace all the time! In fact even with the 3-min recovery period at 10 minutes into the podcast, I got a new PB for the first 5 km of the run. I went so much faster than usual that I 'ran out of road' and came to the very muddy farm track, before the final 5 minute recovery run.
Day 35: A short local cycle - only 13 km, but with 250m of ascent for the route. Naturally there was 250 m of descent too, so I enjoyed whizzing downhill at full pelt yelling "yeehaa!" The cycle included about 3 km off-road through Ruttle Wood. The track here was very muddy due to the heavy construction traffic for the (controversial) Beauly-Denny power-line. This track passes through Eilean Aigas estate, which is currently on the market for a cool 10 million pounds (reduced from 15 mil).
Photographic report: More photos added to my Flickr '5x50 Challenge 2013' album:
For those who don't know what I'm talking about, see: 5x50.co.uk/