Week 2

Last weeks long run didn’t happen on Sunday, we ended up doing the annual school uniform shop instead, a different sort of challenge, but still wore me out.

I did the 5 mile long run on Monday evening instead.  It was a warm and airless evening and the run felt quite hard work, although it was nice to run along the canal again.

On Tuesday I did a gentle three miles while youngest swam through a lovely country park which is hidden in the middle of Warrington by the Mersey.  Hot and sunny today.

Thursday morning I was up for early morning training and did 3 miles on the treadmill.  The plan said ‘tempo run’ so I warmed up for a mile, then did two at 6.2 mph which is quite fast for me at the moment, but felt OK.  Not sure what I’ll do when early morning training finishes for the summer!

I had great plans to do my first ever park run on Saturday and my eldest was going to join me too, but then I realised my daughter needed taking to a party for 10am and with the best will in the world I couldn’t fit in both.  Now we’re both registered we are definitely going to do next Saturday!

I have managed this week’s long run on the right day though!  I got up early and did 6 miles before 8am.  Very pleased with myself.  My phone, which I use as a stopwatch, has completely broken so I had to use my wrist watch for timing (not ideal as it doesn’t have minutes marked) and a slightly modified route as I needed to drop some keys off with a friend, but it meant I didn’t stress too much about time/distance.  Still very muggy and airless weather, but at least I won’t have to run in the midday sun now.


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