Now its mid April and spring has sprung. The flowers are coming out, birds are singing and more significantly it is light in the early evening so I can get out for a run round the fields and along the Flitch Way - so much more fun than running along the pavements in orange light and uneven pavements. It is amazing just how uneven the pavements in Braintree are.You just can't run at a decent speed on the pavements without risking some sort of injury.
It is about five weeks till the marathon so there is not a huge amount that can be changed. A little bit of extra strength and some more speed would still be good. Also I could do with losing a little bit of weight still.
I tried to use Greeene King IPA to recover from a 14 mile run on Saturday. The thing is that if you are a bit dehydrated the alchohol is absorbed a little quicker and it heightens the emotions. So I was doubly disappointed watching the England rugby. Where is the zip and enthusiasm and aggression. Not once did a forward try to counter ruck, , not once did a player kick and chase and try to recover the ball, not once did a England force a turnover. I think England have to get a scrum half who passes quickly, a running flyhalf and fulback and a couple of dynamic forwards such as Courtney Lawes not a a load of donkeys.