Four days into 'proper training' and everything seems to be going fine.
Sunday's run was nothing special except that I ran for distance instead of time. That felt very unusual at first, being able to run as fast or as slow as I needed to and knowing that it would have an affect on how long I'd be outside.
Monday was my first 'long run' and my first fartlek session. Felt good to run fast (at times) but it was hard work. When I finished I thought it must have been the temperature making things hard ... it was over 24 degrees C when I was running. Looking at the stats though it seems that it was hard because I was running fast [overall about 8 - 10 seconds per km quicker than fartlek sessions 15 months ago].
Tuesday morning was my second 'long run'. I know 12.7 km it isn't long really but it was the furthest I've been since last September. Just nice and relaxed after yesterday's hard run.
And today was another shorter run - identical to Sunday's.
A couple of accident's made thing a bit more interesting though. Slicing my finger badly on a tin can lid on Monday was painful and running into a lamp post while trying to avoid a cyclist on Tuesday was even more so. That has caused quite bad bruising to my left shoulder (and a few grazes too).
Why don't cyclists stay on the road ?