Not blogged for a while, but still been checking in ever now and then (not really bothered since new site due to teething problems), hope everyone is ok, a bit of a ramble coming up.
Well I planned an easy pace 15K for yesterday and I also wanted to try out a gel at 1 hour to see how I found them, as my HM is in August and the heat can be a bit energy zapping I thought I'd try one. Normally run with nothing but water, which I buy if I need it, as I hate carrying anything.
So off out along the promenade and onto the beach, over the grassy marshes of the beach, to give some difference to the running feel, along the prom to Lytham and the windmill and out to a lovely country path called "Green Drive", picking up a drink before entering the drive, still Vimto mmmm, nicer than water. I ran along the dappled sun lit drive, then a long a road to another favourite "Witch Wood" at which point I had my gel, enjoying the run a long the tracks and the cooler air that the dappled cover brings. On leaving the wood, I ran along normal road, to a point where I looked at my watch and thought, I might be up for 21.15K, was this the magic of the gel, the Vimto or the cooler breeze that was blowing as I left the wood, who knows.
Anyway I varied my route and added some K, resulting in a PB HM of 2h 1m 9s about 5 mins quicker than last time.
Well chuffed and hoping for a below 2hours for the real thing in August. Sometime runs just go right.
Also I'm pondering 2014, I can't make up my mind if I want to do a Marathon or do something a bit different and train for a Triathlon. If you had predicted that I'd be plundering these things 18months ago I'd have said you were barking mad. Enjoy your runs,
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