Toontjie 4km - 14 October 2017

Toontjie 4km - 14 October 2017
Alfie's first medal

Monday, 9 April 2012

Run 152: Fastest long run I've ever done!

I like this tapering stuff! I ran my fastest long run ever! 16km of it up and nearly to the top of Carruthers Hill.

I had intended running yesterday but the weather has been so appalling over the weekend, I didn't do it! The wind was howling and the rain fell down as if a million baths were being emptied. Great for the Easter weekend!

It has cleared up now (I think) and the sun is shining again but when I went out this morning it was COLD! Well, it couldn't have been more than about 15C. That is cold! So I put on long sleeves and capris and my VLM kit over the top to see how it 'worked'. I need to be able to cover all eventualities! After all, supposing it is snowing on The Day!

As the sun began to come out from behind the clouds, it did start to get just a little bit warmer, but it was ok. I was still comfortable. So I'm happy that I can run in my VLM kit ok along with whatever shorts, etc. that I choose to wear on The Day!

I managed to persuade Steve to come along with me on his cycle (sorry about your sore bum, but I did try to get a move on) - then maybe people wouldn't look at me, thinking "what a ....... " (you can fill in what you like there!) as they watch me run past in my 'can't miss you now' gear.

Once I had warmed up and 'got going', I found a comfortable pace was faster than what I thought it should be, which was great - and that was going uphill. Coming back was even better, although I did have the wind in my face then.

Still, I managed to do my fastest long run ever! So I'm pleased with that. Just a pity I'm tapering really!

1 comment:

  1. Its why you are tapering .... well so I have read ;-) YOur legs are going to love it in a weeks time.