Another week

39 miles for the week. Not quite up to plan as I missed a couple of sessions.

Monday & Tuesday went well - Monday surprisingly spritely after a quick session the day before. Maybe due to the abrupt weather change - it was chucking down and quite cool. Fortunately my new Omm Race Smock arrived that very morning and I was able to put it to the test right away. Cosy.

Wednesday I missed.

The long run Thursday didn't go well as I felt lethargic and stiff. I ran east along the Thames and eventually ended up underneath a very busy City Airport approach. It was hard to keep the pace and eventually I cut it short to 14 miles. I was planning for 17. I think I have a slight cold.

There followed the rest day on Friday plus I didn't run Saturday. Sunday I ran with a friend along the coast - 13 miles. It took a while to get going but after an hour I warmed to it and miles 12 and 13 were put away in 8:18 & 8:09 which is pretty fast for me. So a pleasing strong finish.
I'd left the house first thing with only a cereal bar and a cup of tea. I had a gel after an hour and all that seemed to be sufficient today.

In other news I shall not be crewing at the Spartathlon this year as my runner has pulled out. Very disappointing all round and there will be quite a British contingent this year. I crewed in 2011 and was looking forward to it.

But this now means that I can enter the Folkestone half at the end of September. I've run this before and shall be chasing down that PB....

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