I’ve been away in Beziers in the South of France for 10 days of rest and relaxation with Em. I did manage to get a few runs in though, a couple of 10 milers and a few 7 milers. It was between 31 and 34 degrees every day and I was deliberately running when it was hot to try and improve my tolerance to running in the heat.
The area I was running in, although flat, was simply stunning. I’d run along the Canal Du Midi and also through all the vinyards. On most of my runs I never saw another soul, it was completely deserted. I’d have to say they were some of the most enjoyable runs I’ve done. So if any of you ever get the opportunity to visit that part of the world I’d recommend it.
Feeling good after after my performance at Macclesfield I’ve entered the North West Triathlon in Nantwich, Cheshire on the 21st September. This will be the last triathlon of the season and should be a good day out as several pirates and friends will be doing it including Viking and Loon. Its a 500m swim in a brine pool, not looking forward to swallowing my own body weight in salt water, a 20km bike and a 5km run.
I’ve also entered Hellrunner an offroad tough mudfest by all accounts, this one is all Vikings fault but he did say that if I did it he’d do the Cross Bay half marathon next year.
Since getting back from France I’ve been out running a couple of times and feel quite strong, I just wish the weather would improve – last night after getting home I had to pour water out of my shoes and my rucksack !! I’m having a rest day day today, and then probably a long run tomorrow as Em is working till 9pm.
I’d like to say its good to be back but you know what I’d rather be in sunny France – at least I’d be dry !!