MK Parkrun with Kizzy

 Second parkrun with Kizzy.  She dragged me around at a great pace and even stopping for a mid run toilet and a paddle in a puddle managed 24 minutes, a 1 min improvement on last week.

Pretty sure with a faster runner she’s whoop my PB.  Managed 114th place out of 500 and started at the back.

 

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Legs no worky!

Did my usual post marathon recovery run on Monday so thought I’d be about right for rest of week.  Sadly mistaken and I struggled with the pyramid speed sessions on Tuesday evening.    Wednesday 5am run was not pretty.  Usual 9 mile loop that I normally average sub8, and gradually aiming for sub 7:30 was very hard work and I struggled to average 8:30.  

Think the below is very apt this week!  

Marathon 70 – Dymchurch

My first go at a Saxon, Vikings, Normans running event.  Beer and curry the night before was not a great start to a 5am drive down the seaside.

Weather was very foggy but warm, and trotted out to run the 5 out and back loops along the sea wall.  Kept pace pretty consistent but combination of lack of sleep and the concrete course tired legs.  Managed to hold it together for a 3:32, same time as the marathon earlier in January.

Medal and goody bag were both excellent! 

 

10k with a woofer

Failed to run Saturday and dog needed some exercise on Sunday so combined the two and did a 10k loop with Kizzy in 62 minutes.  Was far harder than normal despite being 15 minutes slower than is aim for most runs.  The Fartlek style definitely takes it out of you.

Back home for shower for the dog and I.  The overnight snow had largely melted and made everything pretty muddy.   

 

Doggy Runs

Failed to get out to run with club today and parkrun looked too wet so once dried out I took doggy for her longest run to date.  Pretty good pace.  Measured on my Garmin running watch and new Garmin Vivoactive and got a slightly longer reading on the Vivo.