So tonight is my six mile recovery run, its also my first run of the week and first since the disastrous 20 miler that turned into a 25 miler!!
Ive kept it simple but challenging with a there and back again hobbit route featuring two miles of up hill running, but then i turn around and come back the same way before finishing on the same steep hill ive mentioned in my blog previously as being good preparation for Dublins “Heart Break Hill” :
I’m surprisingly not as sore as i thought i would be after Sunday, but i suspect that this is mainly due to the fact that i was running at a fairly slow pace. My calf’s are a little sore but other than that, i feel ok and as tonight is a recovery run, i guess it doesn’t matter how fast or slow i get around.
In other news Runners World have a great interview with Richard Whitehead, the man i will be joining on his charity run come September 1st :
I’ve spruced up my home page a little and I’m thinking of making an extra page for these useful links and resources i keep finding. As part of the purpose of this blog, is for me to gather up some knowledge and gain a better understand my running & training and what works well for me, with a view of using what Ive learned for the challenge………there is always a next challenge in running!!
If any one wants to see a master class on how to finish a race, watch last nights women’s 400m World Championship Final :
Christine Ohuruogu is a text book runner and demonstrates exactly why you should plan out your races time after time. In regards to us long distance runners, im talking about mile by mile pace plans.
Running Fitness are having a competition to win a pair of trainers if your interested :
Run England are doing courses on becoming a running leader :
And in case you missed it in my last post RunBreeze.Com are having a £5 off all week sale if you use the following code WORLDS – You’ve got until August 19th to make use of that folks and you have to spend at least £10 and as per you cannot use it on sale items
And dont forget this :
September 1st i will be joining Paralympic gold medalist 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.