It must have been a while since I have last run in rain, because I had forgotten about the chafing issues that come with that, but I do remember now, alright.
After feeling a bit flat during the week, probably a result of that virus I'd gotten on Tuesday, I have gradually been getting better day after day. With the Cork marathon this Monday I couldn't go mad anyway and the mileage as well as the effort level had to remain reasonably low.
I did 10 miles on Friday morning and was pleasantly surprised by the pace I managed to produce without pushing the effort. It was not far off the pace I need on Monday for the 3:15 pace group, and therefore Monday should be reasonably comfortable.
Saturday was different, very different to normal. There are attempts to revive the Star of the Laune running club, which has been pretty much dormant over the last few year, and a new group has formed in Killorglin, in addition to the already existing one in Beaufort. It is aimed mostly at new runners; if you are living in the area and are thinking of taking up running, this is the best opportunity you will ever get, so come and join us on Saturday 9 o'clock in the morning at the Laune Rangers grounds. The loop is 5k (ok, 4.5k), nobody is too slow and anyone who wants to run more can join us for a second loop. I got a couple of questions if the pace was too slow for me, but a relaxed run like that was very much my intention with the marathon on Monday, and I need to get used to that pace for Bangor as well. The turnout was decent enough considering the lousy conditions, there were 10 people doing to first loop.
I can't not run for a day so I did 5 more miles this morning, the last run before Cork. I'm looking forward to my next marathon - it's been three weeks already since my last ;-).
- 1 Jun
- 10 miles, 1:15:42, 7:34 pace, HR 148
- 2 Jun
- 11+ miles, 1:33:30, 8:26 pace, HR 148
5 miles beforehand, then 2x3 miles with the club
- 3 Jun
- 5 miles, 38:25, 7:40 pace, HR 141