Just not all on one day.
You may remember that I rashly said that I would do three structured runs each week as part of my training for Bupa London 10k which is coming up far, far too soon.
The trouble is, I made that rash promise last weekend…and then on Monday my week started badly and got worse. Nothing serious or terminal, just busy and unpleasant and high stress.
So my week’s activity has been a little light.
Monday – nothing
Tuesday – nothing
Wednesday – two short runs (damn the bus and my lack of will power)
Thursday – nothing
Friday – cycled to work and back
Saturday – parkrun (of course) and swimming lesson.
The parkrun was Hampstead Heath. You didn’t know there was a parkrun on the heath? Well there wasn’t. But there is now. It’s a complicated (but well signed and marshalled) double lollipop with hills that go on for ever. At one point, I was beginning to think I was running round one of Escher’s never-ending staircases, but just as I began to lose hope, the downhill section arrived. Will I do it again? Probably not, since the journey’s vile. Would I do it if I lived nearby? Definitely.
The swimming lesson was great. A private lesson in an endless pool. I’ve got to get me one of those! When I win the lottery, it’s going top on my list. And if any of you have one that you’d let me try out, please, please let me know.