Today I expected to get wet. The weather forecast was for rain beginning at about lunchtime and getting progressively heavier throughout the afternoon. Regular readers will know that I do my long fartlek runs in the afternoon so ...
Anyway, I woke up this morning and, on the spur of the moment, decided to run the 22 hilly miles (35 km) immediately after breakfast. Just to make it a bit more difficult.
Two and a half to three hours interspersing 5 mins at 10k pace with 3.5 mins recovery is never going to be easy but after lunch, when the blood sugar has risen a bit, it isn't usually quite so daunting.
So ... long fartlek completed before lunch and home before the rain. Which happened to be almost non existent. Typical of the British weather to be so unpredictable.
My knee doesn't ache now either. Very good.