Thursday, 20 January 2011

Keep on Running... Training Run 9

Distance: 6 miles 
Time: 58 minutes (Faster, if not Stronger or Better, though it is getting Harder)
Area covered: Shepherd's Bush - around Brook Green - back through Shepherd's Bush - Clarendon Place (halfway between Lancaster Gate & Marble Arch tubes) - back to the Bush
Weather: Nippy, in more ways than one. In fact it was very nippy in two specific ways.
Playlist: Possibly my most eclectic mix yet - Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, 30 Seconds to Mars, Chromeo, (more) Grum, ABBA, 50 Cent, Phoenix, Jill Scott, Free, Empire of the Sun, The Clash, Soulwax, Kylie Minogue, Wu Tang Clan, Justice, Boy-8-Bit, The Foreign Exchange and the brilliant Jaguar Wright who I'm seeing tonight at Jazz Cafe.
Comments: My ITB is tighter than a nun's... sorry. Start again. My ITB is super tight and since Saturday's run, my knee has been hurting much more than I'd have liked so I was very anxious about last night's run. However with other people in my half marathon "team" now regularly doing more than 10km in their training runs I wanted to try to at least conquer that. Sadly it wasn't meant to be and after struggling up to Notting Hill (or Not-happening Hill as I've renamed it) and beyond, on the way back I knew I'd have to cut the full distance short so stopped just before the Holland Park roundabout to amuse motorists with my special ITB stretches and my all time favourite (for looking a twerp) windmill stretch.

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