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Wife (to Shaun), Mother (to Danni), Dog walker of Archie the JRX, improving cyclist, reformed gym bunny, broken runner Collector of exercise DVDs & equipment. Cake is my weakness together with cider (Westons only thanks)and brandy. Noisy spectator of running & cycling events. Owner of Tribby the campervan

Saturday, 2 March 2013

What's Next?

Having completed the Brighton Half I've only been out for a couple of runs - one of which ended up with me having to urgently avail myself of the toilet facilities at my local MaccyDs (probably way too much info but it's true).   The wind has been so cold these last few days that I really haven't felt like going out in it after I've walked the dog.

There had been talk between me and hubby about running either 10 miles in Tempest or Eastbourne Half, both races are on this Sunday.  Tempest as you will know I ran last year with Alma & now ex running buddy Sue.  Eastbourne Half is an unknown entity other than I know the route sort of.   I decided in the end that I wasn't ready to relinquish my running tunes to run Tempest (yes music is banned) or 13.1 miles on my own.  I just don't feel ready mentally and so have decided to give body and soul a rest after the stress of training post injury, get back in touch with my running mojo  and not take part in either race. 

I'm now in the throes of setting up a proper training plan to improve my 10k time.  I've downloaded some interval training tracks from   AudioFuel to help!

I have registered for Brighton Heroes Run 10k with Alma in May.  

I'm also considering the Bedgebury 10k in June which is a trail run.  I'm going to start running some of the local footpaths in a few weeks to prepare myself, and maybe a re-run of the South Coast Run 10k in July.

Shaun is also signed up for a couple of cycling events the South Downs Spring Sportive and the BHF London 2 Brighton as a member of the Hairy Biker's Team - he's out on his bike whenever he's on a rest day!   I am now a cycle widow! 

As we've heard nothing about whether Shaun will receive treatment on his leg this summer we also booked a holiday to Tunisia for the end of July/beginning of August (just the two of us for the first time in absolute years!)  We're flying with BA so get a fantastic 23kgs of luggage for 10 days - the running kit will be travelling even if I end up in the hotel gym/fitness suite if it's too hot to run outside in the hotel grounds!  Shaun did jokingly ask if he could fit in his bike!

There is then definitely Rise Undercliff 8k, Brooks Brighton 10k, potentially maybe either Tonbridge Half or Bacchus Half in the autumn.

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