Week 13, day 4 – gentle 30 minutes + strides

Bath Half is only a few days away now, so runs are short and easy, just keeping the legs ticking over. I am experienced enough now not to worry about the feeling of heaviness and lethargy that you can experience at this stage of the taper and it was nice to pick up the pace with some strides at the end (though it got some odd looks from the dog walkers).

Very unusually I had a zero return rate on acknowledgements to other runners on my way out on the run this morning, but as soon as I turned for home that switched to a 100% return rate. What it is about going East-West rather than West-East? Probably others are also thinking about races coming up and inwardly focused. It meant that some graffiti on the route was particularly apt today.

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