Saturday, 19 February 2011
Snow back...as predicted.
As predicted last night 3" of snow fell overnight and throughout the morning , ruling out my normal late morning outing. There was no way I was going to do a treadmill run. Good job I wasn't planning to do any gardening today.
So I decided to wait until late afternoon in the hope that by then the snow would have stopped and local roads would be safer to run on. A decision which proved correct.
After yesterday's hard track session I only had 4 miles to get in. Just enough to ease the legs out a bit and run the stiffness off. A reasonable recovery run.
As expected the hamstrings were quite sore and tight for the first mile or so but pleasingly they loosened such that I could stick to plan.
Nothing more than an amble pace wise. Efforts yesterday at 7.15 pace......today 9.30 .
Having built my longest run in 2011 to 10 miles I have been harbouring an intention to run the Great North West half marathon next week. I had planned to do 11 or 12 tomorrow and then make a decision.
However, as is proving to be the case for so many races, late entries are not an option. The Blackpool race joins the list of races this year declared as FULL. A rethink is necessary!