Monday, 5 March 2012

better than expected

Yesterday it was Otley AC's turn to host an event for the Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Association.  It was only 5.8 miles (9.3 km) but if a club belongs to an association such as that then it should expect to stage a race once in a while.  And if a person belongs to a running club they should expect to help out as a marshal, or similar, once or twice a year.  It's not fun standing around in the rain on a cold March afternoon for 90 minutes though .

Good to see Helen Barber (Horsforth H) running well on the multi terrain course.  You may remember that she and her partner (Tony Hazell) provided much help during my Run To London back in 2009.  Wow, was that really three years ago ?

Today was different though.  Went for a long run this morning.  Well, about 21.3 miles (34.2 km) up the valley to Addingham and back.  Not hilly but far from flat either.  Without pushing the pace at all I was out for about 2h 52 ... more than happy with that.

The sun was shining, it was a little breezy but all in all it felt warmer than expected and as promised a few days ago I just had a fun three hours (almost).

Feeling good ... fitness coming back ... testing nutritional stuff ... very happy ... expecting a better year than 2012.

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