It seems like a year since I last went for a run, but in reality it was probably no more than 3 months ago – though that was the first in 3 months as well. I’ve been inspired to go out by a number of things: a) my cycle ride on Saturday was along my favoured marathon training route, b) Janerunswild’s blog, c) the sunny weather and d) the need to lose a few pounds.
I live in hope of completing all of the Swiss marathons and, having completed the Geneva, Lucerne, Lausanne (twice), Jungfrau and Swiss Alpine, I think I’m now over half way there. I also plan to do the Sierre-Zinal race one day. Also called the Race of the five 4,000s, it’s considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain races in the world. (For info, it’s 31k / 19 miles long and climbs from around 500m to just over 2,400m, passing the famous Weisshorn Hotel en route).
With this in mind, today I ran for around 45 minutes. It felt like a 10k (6 miles) but in fact it was nearer 8k (5 miles). So I have a lot of work to do if I’m going to enter and complete that race.
I never take my camera on my training runs as it’s extra weight and would mean stopping. So the photos below were taken at the end of the run and in the fields near our chalet. (I thought these might add a bit of interest for any non-runners ! 🙂 )