Recovery run, speeding thru the woods & Long,Slow,Tired Cycling

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do Attitude determines how well you do it.”– Lou Holtz

8week 3days till The White Peak Marathon

3days of training with tired half marathon fatigued legs has been pretty good but easy & slow at times.

Monday night ‘i decided to do a 4.5mile recovery run from work to middlewood tram station just to keep the legs turning over and to get the effect of sunday out. The aim was to run at around 8:30-9min mile pace. It turned out to be closer to 8:30min pace but felt really easy. 4.52miles in 39min 17secs.

Tuesday, normally Club night but I decided to just run from work to Oughtibridge. First 4miles were done at 8min mile pace  point I got into Beeley Woods. This is where I cranked it up to first 7:30miles for a mile then 7min miles for the next two. Tried to take some photos at this pace which was…………….Interesting.

Got to Oughtibridge feeling quite good. 7.11mile in 59min 34secs.

Today I planned to take the road bike to work but on getting the bike out of the shed I realised the chain had rusted to hell. Maybe I should have washed it after riding on the gritted roads in december last year.

This meant I had to ride the heavier dual suspension mountain bike instead. Took advantage of this by going thru Warncliffe woods

and beeley woods then along penistone road. Nice ride in the morning sun. One glitch was my derailler popping off on Shalesmoor.  13.5miles done in 1hr 23min 23secs. A slow easy ride.

After work it was the return journey. Almost all road this time. I went down the canal in town and then along infirmary road and middlewood road to home. Not sure if it was working in the sun all day or all the training straight after the Half marathon but I WAS KNACKERED. Felt really hard, long and slow. Glad when I got home tired but plan on going to running club tomorrow night.

Anyway Bye For Now.but a quick joke and a quote.

Q. How do crazy runners go through the forest?
A. They take the psycho path.

I imagine this below quote responds well to long distance running

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Theodore Roosevelt


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