What doesn't suck is the rest we have had over the last week.
I managed to do the 4 runs I wanted, totalling 29km - and in a reasonable condition too. Monday I ended up running without my watch - something that I hate doing as I pace myself with the watch. But the battery was dead and I had no choice.
I did end up running quicker than normal, but boy did I feel back for it at the end! And then I thought about how to pace myself for the remainder of the week. So I now watch my pace during the first kilometre - something I don't normally do, and so I end up running way too quickly. And then struggle at the end.
So... I have a new training schedule. Sundays I run at 6:30 per km, Tuesdays 6:15 and on Thursdays go for 6:00. And then every few weeks try to take 10s per KM off the time. So far, so good. Let's see if I can keep it up :)
The only other thing that we did was go to a little place called Monnickendam in Noord-Holland. Just a couple of hours to get out of the house and to play with my camera again. Here are some results :)
And with some surprises! You walk down some streets and in between the 100+ year old houses you find...
A ship yard with a boat bigger than a row of houses with the bow resting almost against the street doors (which were open!).
I would have taken a shot of it, but I am not sure it would have been appreciated :)