The club has had a long summer hiatus. It’s been too hot, and time has been difficult to find. August was my lowest mileage month in a long time, and my legs have been getting more stiff and sore as the weeks went on. We spent the last two weeks of the holidays in France, where the running routes are either spooky woods or busy roads, except for the closed-off road that goes past Pete’s mum’s house. This is uphill for half a mile, back down to the road, and repeat. The elevation chart on RunKeeper looks like boobs. I managed that twice and then compensated by swimming many, many lengths of their ten metre pool instead.
School’s back, and my two-year runniversary was on Sunday. I didn’t go for a run. On Monday morning I dragged my feet for a mile before my legs gave in entirely and I walked home feeling very sorry for myself. For a few weeks now I’ve found that if I run in my A shoes (240 miles), I get pulling pains in my left leg for hours afterwards. Not so much with my older B shoes (unknown mileage, but a lot, including a lot of walking), so I’ve been using them but feeling uncomfortable. Meet the new A shoes:
How has your summer been?