So last night was my five mile recovery run :
And it was just that, i took it easy, getting around in 50 mins. I was still very sore from previous runs and i am a little stiff today. But I’m not running tonight and that will give me sometime to recover and heal up ahead of the weekend.
The weekend itself, well, tomorrow is the first ever running of the Cuerden Valley ParkRun and i want to get down to that :
I’ll be running there, although it is a bit further away than the Preston one, requiring a 3 and a bit mile run :
Obviously running this far before a 5k will have an effect on my time, as will that fact that its a bit of trail run. But i am looking forward to the challenge, i just have to make sure i don’t consume to much alcohol at my friends birthday tonight………#temptation
Then comes Sunday and a 20 Mile run…….this will be tough going. I have not run that far in a very long time. I have designed a new route for it , which does feature a tough incline at the beginning and a big decline near the end, but it is relatively flat between the 7 and 12 mile points
Living in Lancashire, it is quite tricky to avoid hills and i admit it isnt ideal, but it will prepare me for the Dublin route which is fairly “rolling” so im told and as the course profile below shows.
In other news there isnt much other news as i was stuck in a meeting all morning and not had too much time to look around the net at running stuff; Although Moscow does start this weekend so that will make for good viewing.
In charity news, i managed to get the event into works newsletter, so hopefully at least one person will read that and maybe donate something…….fingers crossed.
September 1st i will be joining Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead as he runs the full length Britain. He will be running through Preston on that day and I am planning on joining him for 20 miles or so as a local runner. So if you have a spare Dollar / Pound or Euro please chuck it this way
Its for the Scope charity :
Tweet it, stick it on your facebook, pass it on through forums do everything you can and together we can help make his challenge an amazing success.