Should have been the happiest day of my life. Worn out another pair of trainers so just been to a local independent sports shop (who stock Brooks and OC) to buy a new pair… I tried to support the high street… I really did…
Had a go at running a 5k this weekend to see what my flat out time would be. This I guess I can then use when people say “run at your 5k pace”… Anyway, had a great suggestion to use a park run so that I had some people to chase. Very pleased that I managed to set a new PB. So that was an unexpected result.
Having run a whopping THREE cross countries I can hardly class myself as a ‘vet’ or any form of expert. But it has given me a taster and I think I ‘get it’ now. If you are thinking of giving it a go then this is what I made of it…Continue reading The mud, the tears and the cupcakes…
Triathlon Alpe D’Huez
Lots of training to do before I get to the start line, but then that’s half the fun right? I gather that this is quite a tough race… Makes it worth doing 😉 I have yet to hear anyone describe this course as ‘undulating’.
I shall start with an apology, if you follow my instagram feed then you may already have read the gist of this post. What can I say… Other than read it here too, there will be much more to smile at. So it came to pass, and if your read my previous post you will have the back story already, I went off road. In brief; I don’t like getting dirty. Have never wanted to do XC. Nagged and prodded to within an inch of my sanity by ‘she that organises XC’ for Wootton. Caved in.
This post is about what happened, what it was like and some general thoughts in case you are thinking of taking the plunge.Continue reading Embracing The Mud
I don’t do mud and I do not run off road. I don’t like getting wet or cold and I am not keen on uneven surfaces… Therefore I REALLY do not do Cross Country. Except I am on Sunday… I am weak and too easily influenced by others. Which is lucky really, else I would not have half as much fun 🙂 I blame our new ‘Cross Country Race Co-Ordinator’ she has a lot to answer for!