Hi all, just a quick update since my last post. I’ve stayed true to my plans and run the first two races of the Dorset Road Race League – the Broadstone Quarter on New Years Day and the ‘undulating’ Blackmore Vale Half Marathon on Sunday. My body has had quite a shock, its been ages since I’ve done shorter races on tarmac, and I ached more on Monday morning then I have in a long, long time! On the plus side, the high standard of runners is seriously motivating me to start doing some interval training. (Apparently the DRRL standard has dropped recently, but when people – Steve Way specifically – are winning a hilly half marathon in 1hr10, I’m not convinced!)
Kris and I also managed to get in a longer 23 miler last weekend on the South West Coastal Path. We started at the National Trust car park near Old Harry Rocks and ran the ridge to Corfe Castle before heading to the coast and following the path back to Swanage. Kris blogged about it and added loads of photos (I have borrowed a few). We are really lucky to live so close to such awesome trails but it was so ridiculuously muddy that at times our pace was more of a crawl. Still, all good fun and I’m feeling a bit better about the TGC Marathon in March. Next race is the Lychett 10 in a couple of weeks, now I just need to get out on the zigzags and start that interval training…..