Wednesday, 11 July 2018

The Ten Minute Runs

New in the training programme are the ten minute runs.

Walk/jog 10 minutes as warm up.
Run 4 laps of a parkland circuit at 80% effort aiming to complete each lap in 2 min 30 secs.  On each lap at the halfway point there is a short sharp hill to run up.  Today's time 10 mins 13 secs.
Jog/walk 10 minutes to cool down.

Here are the 'trophies' from the last two races. In the top picture the 1st M70 trophy is the one on the left. The others (l. to r.) 2nd F50 and 1st M60 were won by my team colleagues.  The locally hand made ceramic bowl in the bottom photo was awarded for my 2nd M70 placing.

Trophies like these mean a a great deal to the local people who make them and give them freely and those runners who are lucky enough to win them.

I've lost count of how many old t-shirts I've taken to the charity shop bins. At least they are useful for somebody.

But what to do with dozens of shiny metal cups?  Now there's a challenge!

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