As most of you know I’ve been suffering of late with my chest and throat and I should have stopped taking my steroid inhaler at the weekend but still not feeling brilliant so I’m still taking it. Will go and see the doc again next week if its not cleared up. So yesterday I was feeling a little wheezy, so when I met Andy for our run we decided to cut it a little short from 6 miles to just over 5 miles.
It was a brilliantly clear night with great views out across the estuary and up to the Cumbrian hills although there was a deceptively chilly wind after we turned round to run back. Both of us were running along saying we didn’t feel brilliant, and that we hoped to be fit for Sunday ( Andy is doing the Manchester 10km and I’m doing the Rossendale tri ).
Got back to the car feeling a bit knackered but it still felt like we were running steady and consistant without too much effort. Was thinking it’ll be good to see what I can run like when I’m feeling fit but the mile splits were pretty good :
mile 1: 7:51
mile 2: 7:49
mile 3: 8:23
mile 4: 7:52
mile 5: 7:44
Total time: 39:42 Total distance: 5.05 miles av HR: 135
This morning I was out on my bike at 6:30am, it was dry when I set off although the roads were wet because of the rain in the night. Got about 5 miles into my ride at Cockerham and the heavens opened, we are not talking rain, we are talking full on downpour ! Didn’t have my over shoes on so my shoes just filled with water and I couldn’t feel my feet by the end of the ride, was drenched to the skin. Still enjoyed it though, its difficult not to enjoy a ride ( when my tyres stay infalted ! ).
Talking of tyres, it was the first time I’ve ever ridden on fully inflated tyres ( thanks to my new pump – old one was faulty ). What a difference it makes, found it much easier. However, and some of you more technical people will be able to put me straight on this, it was a lot bumpier ! Think this was because I’d changed from 25C tyres to 23C tires, am I right in thinking that the thinner the tyres the faster you go but also the vibrations increase ?
distance: 20.59 miles time: 1:10:46 av speed: 17 mph max speed: 33:00
av HR: 132
Going to spend the rest of the day drying out.