With a gale blowing and rain sweeping down the valley, so pleased I don't have to do much today, Friday,
after Thursday's confidence building 8 miler. What a difference in less than 24 hours; could have been mid April as I set out from Foulridge Wharfe yesterday.
At least the snow has not returned. But there's no guarantee.........
island event, on the Wednesday, I put in the last long run of 18.5 miles on "snowy" roads at just under 7 minute mile pace. More than a minute slower than marathon pace.
Just a 5 on the Thursday then the last rep session on the Friday. 4 x mile on the local infamous Rupert Road circuit. 5.33.....5.26.....5.23.....5.15. Faster than marathon pace. 2 mile warm up/ 2 ease down. With only 1 minute between each; unusally short for me.
Job's a good 'un, as they say! 9 days to go; time to relax.
Time to catch up with some work and check the vest has arrived for the race; especially made in Malta's colours of red and white.
The next day I didn't run...........had game of tennis instead! Yes, in February; indoors at Ilkley T. & S.C.
But back to the present day......FRIDAY'S RUN.
Frankly, less than pleasureable. 2 hard, tired miles into the prevailing westerly wind; conditions very unwelcome after yesterday's hard run. Obviously a lot easier coming back!