Monday, 19 July 2010

Brighton Weekender and a PB!

I have still been a little slack with the training. Managed five runs but the longest was just over five miles. I was in Brighton this weekend with friends and so always knew a long run was going to be a struggle. Had a fantastic time in Brighton, really great town and great company as always.

How times have changed since uni, instead of laying in till past midday we were up at half 7 for the 5K park run. All five of us managed to motivate ourselves to get out and do it and I had alot of fun. Finished 3rd out of the 5 of us and 21st out of the 223rd runners and PB'd with a time of 20:31. The course was also a lot hillier than my previous 5K races at Albert Park in Middlesbrough.

Aside from the run, we drank, ate Vietnamese Street Food, enjoyed the sun when it came out from behind the clouds and played some adventure golf. All in all a top weekend. I managed to get myself up at 8 Sunday morning to get the train back in time for one of my mum's legendary roasts and even had the energy for a 4 mile run in the evening.

Not sure my mileage is going to improve much in the short term, I have my honeymoon Saturday. But I am packing my runner trainers just in case :-)

Monday, 5 July 2010

Low training and new training partner

I haven't had a very good exercising fortnight and so don't have much to report. Not sure I'll keep up the weekly training updates, I think there is only so much training talk that 'normal' people can take :-)

The last fortnight has involved 9 runs totalling 31.5 Miles. All fairly short stuff. Hoping to get my mojo back this week. I did get introduced to a new running route and a new running partner. But both Amy and the new route are in Sandy an hour and a halfs drive away, so I don't think it will be an addition to my usual routine. It was a very pleasant run along quiet roads and through the forest. A nice start to the weekend before the serious drinking and partying started.

I have also been out on my bike for the first time since I broke my arm. I did a sponsored bike ride with Amy last week around some of London. Was quite crowded with lots of riders and cars, so progress was slow. But it was a very pleasant Sunday morning in the sun before the horror show of a football match in the afternoon. In total I cycled three times for a total of 24 miles, the longest being the 13 mile sponsored ride.

So there you have it a fortnights summary. I'm not sure when you'll hear from me again, but hopefully I will be able to tell you of a heavier training volume.