Took the little darlings puddle hopping for about 5 miles on Saturday (#1 hated me for it) and played tennis for 45 minutes or so last night. Up early this morning and ran 4.35 miles, very relaxed. Didn't take my watch because I just wanted to feel the road under my feet and find out how my legs were. Answer – OK. The route is out and back, so downwhill and uphill. Legs a little heavy on the way back but looking back, this is my earliest return to training – eight days since Isle of Wight so no surprises. Get into some rythmn over the next few days and then make a plan for some speedwork. Deep joy.
Since I was so relaxed, I took in the views. I am a lucky soul. Birdsong everywhere; the countryside bloated and lazy; heavy scent of cow parsley down every lane. The rape fields are looking green and unfinished and there is no sign of flax yet – late or not growing this year ? Dunno. Still a cold North wind but bright and clear and since it is half term a reduction in the volume of homicidal drivers around.