Recovery run

Due to having a cold all week due to too many late nights over the last couple of weeks, my best laid running and cross-training plans (they were laid so well that I’d even written them down in my diary [ok, so I also need a diary to remind me to look in my diary but that’s not the point]) went kaput in a spectacular fashion, in a I did no running and didn’t go to the gym either kind of way.

So this morning when I woke up, it was nice and sunny so I got up early and thought I’d head out for 3 miles so I put on my trainers and picked up my keys and just as I was leaving I realised I’d forgotten my Garmin. Eek. Must be ill. So I go back upstairs and retrieve my Garmin and go out into the grey and the rain which has replaced the sunshine and do what was actually a comfortable 3 miles without the urge to stop. Woo. Which is just as well as I’ve got a 10k next Sunday and I haven’t run 10k without a walking break, a look at the map break, a photo break or a can’t be arsed to run anymore break since, um, the 10k I did last October. Oops.

And we won’t mention the half-marathon I’ve entered in September which is now not only starting to look like quite a long way to run but doesn’t actually seem that far away in the future either. I blame joggerblogger. He put me up to it. Never trust a man with a rabbit.

Good luck to Angela who’s doing a triathlon tomorrow. Stratford Sprint tomorrow, Ironman next year?

Today’s route

Miles: 3.24
Total time: 34:32
Average pace: 10:40
Total calories: 298
Mark Ronson – Diversion
Arctic Monkeys – Old Yellow Birds
Klaxons – Atlantis to Interzone
Mark Ronson – Inversion
Klaxons – Magick
Mark Ronson – Apply Some Pressure (Feat. Paul Smith)
Arctic Monkeys – Do Me A Favour
Mark Ronson – Toxic
Klaxons – Golden Skans
Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow


  • The Best word used in a blog this year award goes to Ms JogBlog for the use of the word….

    “Kaput ” 😀

    I’ve noticed the weather keeps changing at the moment – not good.

    I’m sure all we cool in September. Thanks for the rabbit reference makes me sound like I’ve got an ann sumers vibrator fetish.

  • I’m glad you are feeling better, and I wish you all the luck with the 10K! I did a 5 miler once and I thought I was never going to make, but I pushed through it. You can always do more than what you think! This is my cheesy phrase for the day…feel free to use it 😉 Good luck!

  • It probably didn’t occur to anyone that you have an Ann Summers vibrator fetish. Until now 🙂

    Thanks for the cheesy phrase for the day, I’ll try and incorporate it in conversation this evening although I may swap the word “do” for “drink” 🙂

  • Ta.
    I’ve had a lazy week too, which I ended with a comfortable run as well (apart from the limping).
    I reckon we should take more days off.

  • Hi jogblog!

    Glad you were able to get out for a run. I have a 1/2M in January. You’re doing much better than I am. Hope I’ll be ready.

    And thanks for the information about joggerblogger’s fetishes. Some things you just can’t tell about a person through their blog. 🙂 [but who or what is ann sumers?]

    – Kate

  • Hi Kate!

    Ann Summers is a chain of sex shops over here. Joggerblogger could probably give you more information 😉

  • Good to see your better. September will be here before you know it!!!!

  • Hi there,I have seen you leave comments and seen you on everyone’s Boards so I thought to stop by and say hello.Good luck on the 10k.

  • Sorry to hear you haven’t been well. Hope you are feeling better soon. Take it easy and you’ll be fine for that half marathon

  • How’s tricks? hope you’re keeping well 😀

  • Aah, I’ve been missed 🙂

    Just been taking it easy getting rid of the last of my cold. Couldn’t speak at the beginning of the week and have now got a nice non-stop cough to annoy my workmates with 🙂

    So much for the half-marathon training and I’ve got a 10k on Sunday and have only run once in two weeks 🙁

  • I’m sure the run on Sunday will be ok – looking forward to the Half, I wouldn’t worry about training too hard – it will be good to all have a catch up as we jog round.

  • Sounds like you’ve been making efficient use of the vital taper period. Hope you’ve been carbo-loading at the same time. If you don’t put on 1/2 a stone in the run up to a race then you aren’t doing it right.
    Good luck.

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