As I get older I find that this is good advice for life AND running! The recent spate of warm weather and rain in the lovely countryside has led to lots of flying things: midgies and buzzy ones. I don’t like either. However I discovered another benefit to the Maffetone method the other night. If I need to open my mouth to breathe I’m going too fast and it’s aerobic so I try to keep my mouth shut! This means I’m much less likely to inhale those little critters. If I keep my head down they stay out of my eyes and nose too!
This is our local reservoir where my son is learning to sail. I wasn’t running here but I just added a pretty picture to brighten up the blog!
running has been only OK this week. I had a rest day after my Parkrun speed session! Then ran on Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday’s effort was so so, Thursday’s felt fantastic in comparison. I’d planned a longer, circular route which included a section of the A59 but when I got there I found that there was no footpath and the grass verge was shoulder high vegetation. It’s a busy fast road so I wasn’t running on the road so I turned back the way I came.
Just under 4 miles but it felt like the ‘tun’ bits were longer than usual. Was the improvement due to the rest or was it the faster run at the weekend? I don’t know but I’m not planning another Parkrun this weekend, instead I’m looking for a week of consistent slow runs. Maybe another Parkrun next weekend.