The briefest training partner

A quick tempo run around the beach today, was feeling good and working hard seemed to make me feel better so I pushed a little and did 5 miles under 10 minute pace for the whole thing which by my calculations include 20 stile and gates and at least half a mile of tricky rock running.  Im trying to recover some form as its only 5 weeks to cornwall and I havent fitted in a long run for ages due to a suddenly mental social life! Still you cant really justify missing someones wedding for a long run …. can you?

And the post title? I was pushing back up the wooded path homewards bound and passed an older guy in hiking gear, walking stick and broad brimmed hat, I puffed a good afternoon and went past. Next thing I know he’s alongside going hell for leather “to give you someone to race against” he shouted. I had to laugh, theres me working hard and this guy is flailing along madly next to me. Fair play he managed around 100 metres before falling back with the cry of “I’ll let you have this one”  I gave him a cheery thumbs up and headed on bemused.

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Standard beach shot
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Standard cow shot

 

Author: Gareth

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

4 thoughts on “The briefest training partner”

  1. Lol! You obviously inspired him! 😂😂 he probably went back to the pub and told everyone how he’d thrashed you😂 Maybe I’m being too harsh, maybe he just wanted to see things from your point of view for a while, experience a new lifestyle if for only a few seconds😊 Maybe he’s a retired runner? Maybe I should curb my imagination and go for a run instead…..

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