Sunday, June 06, 2010

(And I could run) 1,000 miles

I reached my 1,000 miles for the year today. I reached it 6 days earlier than last year. I've now moved into my taper phase for the WHW race, so my longest run this week was a 10 mile trot with the dog today round the trails above Comrie. It was a superb run; I enjoyed every minute of it. I also ran a 10k in Auchterarder on Wednesday night. It is quite a tough, hilly course (although perhaps a couple of hundred metres short) and I was pleased enough to get round in 41.49. Other runs this week included a good blast along the canal/River of Leith with Adrian on Tuesday night, a similar run on my own on Monday, and a steady run in the centre of Edinburgh on Friday.

I'm pleased with the way I've been feeling - I've enjoyed just about every run recently and I'm starting to get excited about the WHW race, which is now less than 2 weeks away. The WHW related blogs are full of nervous adrenaline with various people worrying about whether they haven't done enough long runs, whether they have done too many long runs, and so on. Race plans are beginning to appear, setting out in great detail the tactics for taking on the race. I've decided that I'm not going to do a race plan this year - my strategy will be to go out and run as I feel, smell the flowers, and (with any luck) enjoy it. Bring it on.. :-)


Anonymous said...

Good luck for the race. Great to see see you enjoying it again. Have followed you down the Complan route.. wind apart I'm fairing well.

Karen (tortoise)

kate said...

a great attitude! i'm just ignoring it for the moment ;)

Tim said...

Damn you! I'm still 42 miles short of my 1000. ;-)
Like you I'm going to concentrate on enjoying the run this year. Start slow, eat regularly and take it as it comes. Hope you have an enjoyable run!

Subversive Runner said...

Smell them flowers mate. I'm looking forward to smelling them too.

Vicky Hart said...

Sounds like you have the best idea Ian. I am a worrier tho, so will be glad to have the race start, then I can't worry anymore and can just'enjoy' the day/s.
See you there.

Anonymous said...

Reading everyone else's blogs is making me nervous ... and I'm not even running! Have a fabulous run and take pleasure in the smallest surprises on the way :-)