The logic is this: Run in the winter because cycling when the weather is bad can be rubbish.
Now that marathon training us well underway I am running twice each weekend (unless Saturday is good in which case I’ll take the chance for a ride). So I’ve applied new logic too: If it looks like bad weather on both Saturday and Sunday, embrace it and go trail running on the Saturday.
Sounds good in theory, but lessons I learned this week include:
- Running across fields and slipping all over the place doesn’t really replicate a road run
- Slipping can be dangerous
- Pay attention to the telly when it says there is flooding everywhere
- Wading through 15 inches of flood water is not great training
- Have the kettle ready to go … it’s pretty grim out there!
It was a character building run on Saturday but I twisted my knee a little while running through a swamp! Subsequently, Sundays 10 mile run was a little disappointing. I suppose there’ll be plenty of good and bad training runs before April. Let’s hope this running lark gets a bit more fruitful in the next few weeks!