I had to get out by 8:30 to fit it all in as student beanz was due to be picked up from the station
but the gas man cometh -the road outside is being excavated and new gas pipes laid to all the houses - but we have two gas meters - owing to it originally being two houses - and this is 'illegal' - so much toing and froing with higher and higher levels of foremen and I have to agree that a new gas pipe will not be connected to our 'second' meter - so no heating or hot water in that half of the house - which inlcudes studentbeanz's bedroom and my study :o(
then phone calls to mrbeanz who explodes (well not literally) and wonders why they thought we have had two separate bills for the last 10 years! and to our patient heating engineer who promises to call by this evening
all this means I do not get out of the house until 9.15
I decided I could not face the A6 yet again so will go down river, past the gym - so I can call in there for a drink, and it saves using my bottle belt, and just use my bumbag for phone keys etc - as I will at FLM.
Off I go plodding gently, but my HR seems to rise rapidly every time I go above walking pace in the first couple of miles - maybe I just need to warm up more slowly - I was already doing 5 minutes walk at the start as that seems to ease my calves into it.
The walk from the station to Blackheath for FLM should help there.
Anyway, I plod to the gym -which is just 4 miles, and good timing for a drink and buy a lucozade sport, drink a third and add water to dilute it - too sweet at full concentration.
Meet my massueuse who is doing Reading on Sunday with Michelle from Run for Glory - her first half and she has not run for 4 weeks, she has a sore calf.
Also went up and sorted out an appointment for tigerrunner to have amassage before FLM
and then student beanz phoned to say what time her train is due
and I realise I don't have time to go as far as planned - so a loop around the gym site and then a plod home
so not quite 2 hours done, rather than 2:30 - ah well that's life
|1||13:53||130||downhill but HR erratic|
|2||13:24||146||downhill and level!|
|8.43||13:56||135||1:57:30 1108 Cal|
So 10 seconds slower than marathon pace and a HR that suggests something to spare
But a shame really - I had decided on a route with not to much undulation except for the climb coming home, a good day for running - bright blue sky, if a little breezy and I didn't have as good a run as I did last week in the pouring rain!