Just a run

No hangover this Sunday due mainly to everyone being depressed by the Welsh rugby game and going early and my apparent determination to run so calling it quits was easy.

So off I went into the blue skies and sunshine for a quiet 5 miles or so along the cliffs – Damn you tide dont you know its the weekend!?  About half a mile in I realised i’d forgotten my camera =(  Ahh well

Two things struck me about this run. Firstly for the first 2 or 3 miles I feel like it’s hard work and I can’t get into a rhythm and then it suddenly just clicks. Now I’m treating anything under 6 miles as “short” this isn’t too bad but it does mean that every single run I’m questioning myself about how I feel for a good while and I’d much rather be enjoying myself.

Secondly I ran in my old Adidas Kanadias and the difference felt huge after running in the Inov8 Xtalons (As I was going to visit my parents on the way back I knew there would be a mile or so of road which doesnt suit the talons)  The Xtalons give sooooo much more grip on the trail. They are without a doubt my go to technical shoe now.  They give a much more comfortable ride too. The Kanadias are fine but I wouldn’t want to do anything more than a short run in them these days.

As I had no camera there are no photos but with everyone talking about cold snaps and the approach of winter I give you some photos from 2010

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Soaky loved the snow> Here she is outside the pub I ran 
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One of her favourite games was chasing snowballs hence the snow nose
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Our attempt at a snowman ….

 

 

Author: Gareth

Running coastal trails in South Wales and working on a healthier body and mind

6 thoughts on “Just a run”

  1. I watched that game and couldn’t believe it! HUGE margin!
    You know, i used to get the same thing… it used to take me 3km to ease into it… 3km easy, sometimes more… Hubby doesn’t get it, he used to think i was crazy… he just gets straight into the groove… i used to have to go round the block at home twice then he’d join me *lol* so i feel your pain!
    Saying that, he now uses a parkrun as his warm up and then does 10km after that and feels better for it…
    funny this… maybe Prof Sergei knows *winks*

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