Saturday, 15 January 2011

Keep on Running... Training Run 7

Distance: 5.8 miles
Time: 59 minutes (I am still struggling to find 4th gear.)
Area covered: The Burbs - where I am for the weekend for Mum's birthday. More ups than downs geographically (and thankfully mentally!)
Weather: A cold wind was a-blowing, otherwise quite cool but not bitterly so.
Playlist: The Go! Team. Alphabeat (will feature a lot - I heart Scando-Pop), Temper Trap, (lots and lots of) Grum, Quincy Jones, Doves, Wham!, Drake,  Desmond & The Tutus, Passion Pit
Comments: This is the first training run I've done where I've felt fit. I may not look it, sound it or be it but I really did feel fit today. However my knee/ITB deficiency decided to re-introduce himself around 4 miles in, which is as frustrating as it is painful when I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere. It was bizarre not pounding the pavements of a W postcode and I missed the lack of familiar landmarks and sights (Somali men chatting outside cafes on Goldhawk Road, Middle Eastern men chatting outside cafes on Uxbridge Road, Posh people chatting outside cafes in Holland Park) and I have to say the streets of our fair Bush are much better lit than here in a Home County. After clocking up 18 miles this week I am unsurprisingly looking forward to a rest day tomorrow. What is more of a shock is that I'm then looking forward to getting going again on Monday.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if your gadgetry is of the apple persuasion, but I tend to find that if I put on an Alphabeat song and hit 'genius' then I get a bloody great running playlist. Blur Parklife and certain Girls Aloud tracks perform a similarly magical function!