There is but one week to go before the Brighton Half. In a week’s time I will be relaxing with my first alcohol for four weeks, while those around me top up my glass and feed me the choicest and daintiest food to be had in the whole of Sussex.
This was a good week; I ran two three miles in the week, a parkrun on Saturday and six and a half miles today, which is probably about the right level of effort. I shall take next week easy too, so as to be like a coiled spring on the start line at 9 am on Sunday 26th February.
The parkrun was noteworthy, as I came with in two seconds of my PB for the hilly Bevendean Down course. To put this in context, go and read the adventures of @Sweder and @RobKRead on the Running Commentary forum, who not only ran the parkrun itself, but ran there and back from Lewes, a round trip of 29K including some fearsome hills. I'm grateful to Rob for this photo of my finish
As for today, I went out towards the Cuckmere and around. Encounters of note including many lambs on the hill Seaford Striders call Sheep Hill, and a party of German tourists puzzled by a stile. I urged them on, trying to explain it in my limited German, but the verb for to climb deserted me — afterwards I thought aufsteigen might have done the trick. The language of gesture seemed to suffice.
Total mileage this week: 15.72 miles
7 days till the Brighton Half.
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