Saturday, 23 January 2010
PLAY MISTY FOR ME!
PLAY MISTY FOR ME
Marius Bakken's marathon training plan called for a two and half hour easy run, so Tess and me dually obliged.
We headed out into thick damp mist, there was an errie silence all around, our first port of call was the big sandhills. we could only see about 50 yards ahead as the mist swirled around in front of us, eventually we made it to the pinewoods which looked somewhat mystical in the white mist, it reminded me of a book I read and loved as a child,The Weirdstone of Brisingamen .
As we looped round the woods I took Tess up some new paths which twisted and turned through the undergrowth and took us up and down some very steep hills. After 1 1/2 hours I took on board some energy that comes pre-wrapped in a bio-degradable yellow wrapper and only costs a pound for 6!
The banana must have worked because as we came off the sand dunes and hit the road for the final mile i lifted the pace to 6.30 miling and then 6.14 pace towards the end. I'd not felt fantastic during most of the run but that last mile was good :]
Mission accomplished. 2 hours 36 mins
Easy run with Sarah,Jon and Tess = 1.30
Total for the week = 9 hours 14 min