Winter is quickly bearing down on us & on Sunday, Marcella & I did an eight mile run. It was a challenging hilly route that went through the woods in Chislehurst & then out towards Orpington Golf Club. We did wrap up warm with hats & gloves, but when you were in the shade or in the direct wind, god you felt the raw power of Mother Nature & the biting cold. It was a good run & more encouragingly is that we kept the same speed nearly all the way round. Not a fantastically fast pace, but a comfortable one that if we can maintain it for the full marathon distance, we should be looking to finish in around 5 & a half hours. The mid week runs are still very much part of the training & last Wednesday we did a nice 4 mile circuit & started sprinting at the end back to the club.... What's all that about??
The weather forecast for the next few days is snow, so we will have to wait to see how the training carries on??
Our 4 miler (Wednesday)
8 miler on Sunday (Kept a constant speed too)