Last week was the third week of my master plan to ditch the middle aged spread and get fit enough to complete the Coast to Coast 2017. It was a bit of a difficult week for me.
Monday morning I woke to my alarm at 6 and got up in the dark as Daylight savings had started over the weekend and it was now dark when I get up. Running in the half light of the sunrise was quite surreal, the black clouds threatening rain, less so. But I did push myself to run further and faster and achieved a personal best of 3.59km in 30 odd minutes – more importantly this was mainly up hill.
Tuesday woke to incredible pain in my calves and rain – I couldn’t walk that well so I gave the ride a miss, that and the fact that I still haven’t found my lights and its still too dark to ride on the road without them.
I finally went for a run again on Thursday, which felt really good. Muscles that were sore loosened up and I ran the same distance as Monday but a couple of minutes faster which made me feel good. Friday the legs were a bit tired and I didn’t quite run the same distance but still got out there in the dark and the drizzle for a good run.
Saturday I managed to get back on my bike and had a bit of a breakthrough ride. I managed a local loop that I have always meant to ride but never got around to. It actually runs past the house I grew up in.
- Monday – Run 3.59km
- Thursday – Run 3.59km
- Friday – Run 3.3km
- Saturday – Ride 17.1km