I hope you all had a good weekend.
I travelled up to London on Sunday by train, arriving at Victoria Station at about 1700hrs with my bike. I was staying at a mates house in Walthamstow which is about 11 miles from Victoria so I decided to cycle it. With hindsight this was probably a mistake but I am still not sure of another way of getting my bike to that area. I seem to get stopped at every set of lights and then I got lost meaning the ride ended up being about 13.5miles and it took me nearly 2 hours!
Anyway had dinner and then a few pints in the pub and caught up with the current gossip of the day. Decided to get the tube into green park in the morning to take the risk of getting lost out of the equation.
So got to Green park for the Bupa 10KM at about 830hrs. Feeling quite nervous about it as I had only done one run since London and my ankle is still not right. I decided to take it easy and run the race at 45min pace.
It turns out if you haven't been running and you've been in the pub all evening that 45mins pace isn't that easy. Who would have thought.
Still stiff upper lip and all that, I bludgeoned my way round in 44mins 35seconds
The old faithful garmin went a bit crazy out the back section. I am pretty sure I didn't dip under 4min pace at any point. I was mostly concentrating on technique and ignoring how much my legs were shouting at me from 4km onwards. You know you haven't been running for a bit if you are feeling it a 4km! I guess my cycling had tired my legs as well. I had done 3 rides in the week before the 2 hrs the day before.
Anyway I got my goody bag and headed back on the tube to Walthamstow to get my bike ready to try cycling back to Rustington. This was a stupid idea. It took me about 2 hours to get across London. I carried on for another hour before deciding to call it a day. So I changed my route and headed to a train station and got the train back home
So I guess I still did a 45 min run and a 3hour bike but some how it feels like a bit of disaster.
I am absolutely knackered today. Fortunately I am on holiday so I can at least relax. Hope the weather gets better tomorrow. I want to do a couple more rides before the Stratford 60 miler on Sunday
Hope you are running well. TB
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