A little motivation

Well, today is 6th June and in-between watching the D Day 75th anniversary celebrations on TV (being a veteran (15 years) myself I just couldn’t not watch them) I got out for a run. Starting to increase the miles little by little, but it isn’t any easier yet.

However got a little bit of good news that has given me a little bit of motivation to get back to training properly rather than just running. (I am sure there are a lot of you out there that appreciate the difference). I applied for the Great West Run a half marathon in Exeter in October. I was granted a good for age slot in the race, which in itself isn’t a massive deal, it is nice to get a little bit of recognition. (I had to prove that I have done a sub 1.45 half in the last year, which I could). So I now have to sit and work out a schedule between now and then and work out a plan of how I am going to be able to keep up the good for age times.

So for now I am off to go and use the roller to tease out the aches and pains from this mornings run.

Thanks for reading.

Pete

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Another Park Run, musings

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This was the view from the start line of the Exmouth Park Run this morning at 09.00. It was lovely (again). Cool, no wind and all of the sand that had collected all over the road and paths due to the storms had been cleared up. I wasn’t really ‘feeling it’ but once I started running, all was forgotten and I just enjoyed the run. And being the competitive person that I am just ended up pressing it harder than I originally thought I would. Ended up with a park run pb and first in my age group again. Not that either of them mean very much. Position is very much dependent on who is there on the day and as for the pb, well my real pb is sub 16 mins but that was nearly 40 years ago. It does show however that my times are dropping and I must be getting a bit quicker again. I put it down to the fact that I am starting to feel more settled here in Exmouth. And as I complete on my house purchase next week then I shall be in my own place again and will get everything out of storage and have my ‘stuff’ around me again. Stuff being my bikes, a variety of different running shoes and other assorted kit.

So all in all a good day today and confident that things are going in the right direction.