My first - I was told I am in the at risk age group these days so I thought "well why not?"
And so to Einstein...
- I'm fairly massive (M)
- The speed of light is a very big number (C)
- Ergo - I should have boundless loads of energy (E)
- As in E=MC2
I've never had quite the same experience before. My legs felt fine - they didn't give in. I wasn't out of breath. I wasn't distressed in the way you get when the wheels fall off in a marathon. I felt fine - but after about 17 miles I just couldn't deliver any energy to my system, to my legs.
I can only presume it was the flu jab - apart from a bruise on my arm I didn't get any other particular side effects, but slight lethargy was given to me as a possibility.
So I suggest a modification:
Where FJ is a relatively and surprisingly huge factor!
Training regime since last Thursday:
- Thursday - Post work full gym incl legs (1 hour) followed by double hill run up Jenkin Road
- Friday - nothing. Sheffield Assay Office AGM followed by Brathay Trustees so all work
- Saturday - very early, very wet run through Ambleside to Grasmere and back via Red Bank. Quite exciting when my head torch expired
- Sunday - see above. I expired after about 17 miles running round Barnsley boundary
- Monday - Post work full gym incl legs followed by approx. 5 miles
- Tuesday - nothing. Working at CQR on the Wirral. Early start late back.
- Wednesday - Full extended gym from 11.00am. Lunch. 10 mile run out towards Hathersage and back in afternoon.