Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Active stuff

The weather since Sunday evening has been, quite frankly, minging. But that is one of the peculiarities of this part of the world - one day we have clear blue skies and temperatures into the 20s in mid November and the next, a 15 degree plummet in temperatures with snow down to 1500m. So we have spent the past couple of days mainly working, but we did manage to have a brief run along the lane during a weather window yesterday afternoon which was the first time I had properly 'run' for quite some time due to my ongoing itb/glute issues. But I have been encouraged by the lack of pain after a couple of walks with decent ascent/descent over the past couple of weeks so thought it was worth giving it a try. I have also changed some of the stretches that I have been doing which also seems to have made a big difference. The run was only 6-7kms on a pretty flat track, but I couldn't have done that 3 months ago without considerable pain but I had no discomfort at all yesterday! Excellent! I am finally getting somewhere and am most likely going to put in my entry for the 20km 2011 Trail des Citadelles next week :-)

Today, we awoke to a hard frost thanks to a clear night. It was dry but the forecast was for more rain this afternoon. We had to grab a roadie ride while we could so we donned the winter riding clobber and headed out for a very pleasant 70km/700m+ undulating circuit which took us 2h45m. Full stats are not on 'the usual site' as Garmin Connect appear to be having problems and the site is currently down.


Samantha Vérant said...

Hi! I found you on Piglet's blog! I'm an American, married to a Frenchman, living outside of Toulouse! ***waves***

penny said...

Hi Samantha and thanks for popping in!