Easter running

4 Apr

OK, so yesterday was Good Friday which meant that I had a day off work… which also meant a day off swimming as the University swimming pool was closed.

I arranged to meet up with Di and Kirsty for a final long run before Paris. We met at 10am and then went for a 21.02k run, from The Common to Lordshill and then along the new Lordshill 10k route. I felt quite tired for the last couple of miles, but think that’s mostly because I’ve not been eating well. I then went home and decided to spring clean because the sooner I clear out my house the sooner I’ll be able to focus on what is important in life.

In the evening I did a Twitter quiz for The Running School:

Running School

I don’t think it will contradict what I’ve been doing with RunCamp – hopefully, it will be just that bit more tailored to me and what I need to work on. However, the honest truth is that there is no way I could afford to book a course with Running School ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It will also give me something to look forward to when I get back.

On Saturday morning I did parkrun as usual. The adidas boost team were there, so they took my photo before the start. I was aiming for just under 25 minutes, but part way up the first hill, my knee started to hurt, and I only managed 25:45 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I need to crack this whole nutrition thing as I’ve been eating badly all week.

On the positive side, I’ve had my club tshirt and my Run Leader vest customised ๐Ÿ™‚

My personalised Run Leader vest

My personalised Run Leader vest

These are the online articles I’ve been reading this week:

Why train your breathing: http://www.i-run.co.uk/why-train-your-breathing/

Great Swim Series: http://www.greatswim.org/events/Default.aspx

Sink or swim: http://5amfitness.ca/2012/10/25/sink-or-swim-learning-to-swim-a-triathlon/

2 Responses to “Easter running”

  1. Trevor 04/04/2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Thanks so much for mentioning my blog!

    • tamsynsmith 04/04/2013 at 7:51 pm #

      No problem – I really enjoyed reading your post and would have written a comment about it if I had had enough time ๐Ÿ™‚

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