Easter Monday, so another day of rest.
However, since I had not run yesterday I planned a long run for this morning. As per normal I have been increasing my weekly mileage slowly and by less than 10% a week – in fact for both the weekly mileage and the distance of the long run; such is conventional wisdom regarding endurance training nowadays.
I have had a couple of hilly runs and a pace run during the week, and since today was to be a milestone run, I decided it would be best to just get the distance under my belt without the additional stress of hills, or indeed pace. So today’s run was a classic LSD, or long slow distance along the disused railway line to Cranleigh for 10 miles and then back again.
Afterwards, I was more nauseous than normal, having not eaten before I left, but after some lunch and rehydration everything was fine. So, 20 miles under the belt and a training step-back planned for this week to ensure everything I’ve done is consolidated.
The kittens have settled in even more, and to our delight have actually started using the scratching post we got for them. They are also becoming much more familiar with the children and have been allowing them to stroke them and have even sat on Morgan and Joshua’s laps while they’ve been busy, and still, throughout the day, so pretty positive on all fronts.
We had promised ourselves a home-made Thai green curry with salmon for a meal this evening, which we had prepared yesterday. In the end it turned out very well, but there would be some improvements I would make if we made it again as, following the recipe, the sauce could have been thicker and the vegetables were a touch overdone for our liking – so when I’ve perfected it, I’ll share it Good to try these things and a great end to the weekend.
Back to work tomorrow.