Pat tends to ask me what I'm planning for the day as I send her off to work in a morning.
"What would you advise for today's run?" "Not too far, easy jog , off road", she replied.
"Exactly, thanks, coach", I said. I knew the legs would feel much the worse for wear after Monday's 5K race but a very easy jog would tell me where to treat and dictate the plan for the next couple of weeks.
Permit me to share Tuesday's post race jog with you because I felt no guilt whatsoever in stopping momentarily during the 5 to take a few shots of ILKLEY IN THE SPRING.
Across the suspension bridge and turning onto the riverside path the Bank Holiday fair has all but packed up and is moving on to the next town. Into the second mile and it's across the Old Bridge. A glance down to the River Wharfe below indicates the dry, sunny but cool spell we've been having as water levels are very low.
Back then along the river and a deviation across the grass of the Ilkley tennis club where the local club Ilkley Harriers are based. How that's for an impressive base for a running club, complete with cafe bar and balcony with views up to the moor! Posh indeed!
Just another half mile back on the riverside path and it's time to turn back for the return. Some twinges in the hamstrings and the knees are a tad sore but otherwise OK.
Tuesday's recovery run.....5 miles, flat, grass and trails as suggested by Pat(!) except she didn't say keep stopping to take photographs.
It was my legs that were telling me to do that!
May your running blossom....like Ilkley in the spring!