Running17:48 3.07 mi (5:48 / mi) +61m5:28 / mi ahr:165 max:169 shoes: Asics DS Trainer 15 (8.5)
Two aims today:
1. To see how my leg felt when I ran a hard session and whether it would hold up
2. To basically get back in the game, get the heart rate up and make myself hurt.
The time wasn't important, but I still wanted to run under 18. I feel like both aims were achieved. My leg was fine during the race, and while it's stiffened up a little now it's nothing severe. I also got my heart rate nice and high, and the legs turning over quickly before tomorrow. Running strongly, but with no zip, which is exactly what I expected. The aerobic base should be there, and the training planned should build in the speed.
The plan for tomorrow is to have fun, soak up the atmosphere, wave to everybody I know and run around 80 minutes.
Then 10k training can start next week, with the 'A race' being the Great Yorkshire 10k on October 9th.
Strength & conditioning45:00  (injured)shoes: New Balances 1064 (3)
There seems to be a correlation between the reduction in the number of gym and circuits sessions I've done and the increase in the number of injuries and niggles I've got (I'm sure all the extra road mileage has nothing to do with it). So I'm making an effort to get down to the gym more often to do some strength and core work.
Long journey back from Aviemore. A great weekend, but I'm a bit broken, and the back of my right knee in particular is quite sore. A few easy days before next weekend, stretching and a lot of sleep are now in order.
Running1:23:08 10.33 mi (8:03 / mi) +124m7:45 / mi ahr:132 max:146 shoes: New Balance 1064 (2)
I'm injured. There are two things hurting enough to make me think I shouldn't be running. But when you're in Aviemore, and the weather is perfect, you just can't not get out.
With Doug again, but this time Tosh (the stag) and Andy as our bike outriders who also set up our mobile drinks stops. Just had such a beautiful run through Rothiemurchus and round Loch an Eilein. Feeling pretty rubbish, tired after two big nights out in a row, little sleep and lots of beer. But at the same time full of life!