This week was rather short on running but for good reason which is that we’ve been in the Scottish Borders on holiday.
Last Saturday we had the pleasure of joining Lochend Woods parkrun in Dunbar where we received a very warm welcome along with tourists from New Zealand, Australia and many from around the UK. We were lucky with the weather as the heavy rain and thunderstorms of the previous day stayed away to deliver a dry run.
Lochend Woods parkrun is a two lap course roughly based on a figure of eight. One loop being around the sports field and the other through woodland, it’s a mix of trail, grass and tarmac. Definitely one to visit if you’re in the area.
I was pleased with my time (33:43) and the fact that I was able to run for 29 minutes of this, in 5 minute intervals with a short walk between each run. Afterwards my calf was very tight and sore but there was no real lasting pain.
We did a fair amount of walking (and standing) over the remainder of our Scottish holiday – my step count equated to 36 miles – and returned home on a very rainy Friday for a running focused weekend.
On Saturday I was barcode scanning at parkrun along with my son who was marshaling. In the evening I repearted week 2 run 2 from my physio programme. Then today my son is taking my place in Birchwood 10k which was my first race in my club vest last year.
I’m hopeful that next week I can continue my return to running programme.
Have a great week, K x