This week’s training started with a 15 minute ‘easy’ run on Wednesday. I covered a little more ground than on the last time I did this run. Friday was a 20 minute easy run and, again, I covered a little more ground through the forest alive with birdsong and sunlight. Today, Sunday, was a quick 10 minute run through the village and, again, I covered a little more ground than last time. So, I’m making progress. The morning exercise routine continues as well, so my fitness is improving.
Valerie and I walked the mile and a half down through the valley side to the river and had a spot of lunch at the Garden Café today. We walked back along the other side of the valley through the forest and along the steep paths. The picture accompanying this post was taken on that walk.
I looked forward into the training programme and discovered that the ‘easy’ runs continue into June and then the pattern starts to change, with different types of run and, eventually, longer sessions. It looks as though the programme is designed to increase endurance slowly and then build on that improvement and prepare the body for the strains of the longer run. I certainly seem to be moving better and further with each run, so let’s hope that continues to be the case.
Well, the initial editing stages are now complete and Valerie has done her usual thorough job of picking out the inconsistencies and odd grammatical errors and repetitions. I’m now dealing the appendix, which involves a lot of links to various websites and other resources. I need to do this in a form that will suit both the digital and print editions, so it’ll take a wee while. The cover is in mind and should be finished soon. Then I’ll bang it off to my beta readers for a final check with those professionals before I get it properly formatted for the various versions I intend to produce.
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