We were away last weekend and so there was no blog post, so here’s a quick summary of the past two weeks for anyone who is interested (and if you aren’t you might enjoy some photos!). Long story short- it’s been tough, and I’ve had tired legs. After having 10 weeks off earlier in the year due to the pandemic response work, I’ve been consistently running at least 3 or 4 times each week since June so it’s now time for a short break before starting training again in the New Year.
A quick shuffle around the harbour at lunchtime. The weather was perfect!
Time: 30m 55s
I managed another lunchtime run which was amazing! Two in one week! This one was down to the West Loch and back.
Time: 30m 13s
A day off meant I could head to a trail and I was planning to do a slightly longer run but my legs had other ideas- they were tired and heavy so I cut it short and just did a 5k instead.
Time: 38m 11s
I thought I’d try again with another slightly longer trail run but the legs were done! It was during this run that I realised I hadn’t taken a real break since June so made the call to have a week away from running at the end of my December challenge. It was a beautiful day, though!
Time: 38m 51s
As we were away on a ‘staycation’ to another part of Argyll we decided to go for a lovely long walk. We headed out in drizzle but it quickly cleared to leave a lovely dry morning for a stroll!
Time: 3h 14m 39s
Another walk, just to give the legs a bit of a longer break. We were home by late afternoon so enjoyed a stroll around the harbour.
Time: 47m 9s
I pulled on my trainers again and enjoyed a beer short run. It was incredibly dark for mid morning!
Time: 32m 22s
I squeezed in a quick late morning run to the West Loch and it was really, really windy! Ooft!
Time: 30m 4s
Another short trail run- it was incredibly wet! I deliberately kept this one short, just to keep my motivation up for my final two runs of the year next week to see out my December accumulator.
Time: 36m 52s
So that’s 10 of my 12 December Accumulator runs done, I now have two more runs this week to round that off then I’ll refocus on training for the Kintyre Way Ultra (fingers crossed of course) Woo hoo!