For the past few weeks I’ve been arranging my training so that I do my long run on a Sunday, with a parkrun on the Saturday. This means that if running at my local parkrun I don’t need to repeat the same, boring long run route and if visiting elsewhere I don’t need to find a long run that fits in. Tomorrow, however, my running club has an open day that I want to go to, so I decided to combine my long run with Victoria parkrun today.
I was aiming for 8 miles so followed one of my usual weeknight routes: 3.1 miles to the gates of Victoria park in approximately 30 minutes, followed by the parkrun in 30:13 minutes. At the end of that I was pleased with my time and still felt great so decided to run home the way I had come for a total of 9 miles, my longest run since the Great Scottish Run in October last year.
I felt so good in fact that I think I could bring my first half marathon of the year forward from April/May to March. It won’t necessarily be fast, but it will be something to aim for. I came home and looked up the Alloa Half Marathon which is on the 16th March. It’s sold out. Back to the drawing board!
I spent the rest of the day at home: a doze on the sofa, a lot of the Winter Olympics, I sewed this week’s block for my patchwork and quilting class, made a pot of soup and tried a new butternut squash risotto recipe. Quite a productive day in the end 🙂
Next week I have a few days of annual leave on either side of the weekend so I’m planning a distant parkrun, Dundee perhaps?