“90 mins on rolling trail. Walking breaks are actively encouraged where appropriate i.e. steeper climbs where your breathing becomes non-conversational.”
There are times when I need the running equivalent of a Batchelor’s Hug, and for me hugs come in two forms: the hug of the familiar and the hug of the sea. Today, I decided that a super-hug was in order, so I headed to the scene of many a childhood walk and ran along the cliffs from the Birling Gap to Eastbourne.
Thirty years, and it hasn’t changed a bit.
Errrm! I would have preferred “along” rather than “over” the cliffs.
I shall change it. Don’t want to give you nightmares.
That is a big comfort place for me too, my 16th birthday treat was a walk along the path at Cuckmere Haven. Just perfect.
We used to go to Cuckmere for Geography field trips to look at erosion and oxbow lakes.
Hope the trails and the sea views did the tick and all’s well with your running again.
I hope the hug goes with you when you leave.