Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The day before yesterday was the day of my annual visit to my chiropodist.
Yesterday was the day to test my 'new feet'.
Oh, the luxury! I was running on feathers!
All I have to do now is regain some fitness after missing too much training during this unusually long winter.
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Saturday, 3 February 2018
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
My early season training comprises 3 or 4 sessions weekly:
Day 1 - 1/4 Mara / 10.5 km park trail
Day 3 - 7.6 km woodland trail
Day 5 - Recovery run or jog
The 4th weekly session which I'm now inserting into the programme is an Uphill session.
I began today with 3 runs up my local hill. The course is marked by a rock at the bottom and a gate in a fence at the top. Each run is followed by a gentle run back to the starting point. The session requires approximately 50 mins.
Times on the clock -
24th January : 7:59 8:05 7:39
26th January : 7:41 7:47 7:09
5th February: 7:30 7:18 7:08
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Here I am 'in action' on one of my regular training routes. My thanks to the mystery photographer - whom I seem to remember running past me in the other direction.
I was greeted by many of the Rundumadum Runners Club''' who were enjoying a Winter Training Run. Perhaps the photographer thought I was one of them. In any event, I'm pleased with the result!
The trails are very popular with all categories of runners and walkers. When I first started training here 20 years ago I'd be be lucky to meet two or three runners, and often there were none.
In the woods the recently way-marked Check-My-Tree Trail is thankfully proving to be a great success. I've yet to train on it without meeting other runners.
As I'm newly in the M70 category I've added a touch of antique tint to my photograph! I hope I'll be forgiven for that.
''' The Rundumadum Ultra Runners Club organize the annual ultra-marathon around the Vienna boundary. It's a 132 km epic. On their website recently I discovered they'd introduced a new shorter distance into the programme - it's a mere 42 kms!
Maybe I'm up for that one. We'll shall see how the training goes.
Toi! Toi! Toi!
and on we go
the Winter Snow