No wonder the cows just stood or lay down and stared! Who was the crazy lady who ran past 18 times today?
Program : Long Run 27km (up to 3 or 5 more if feeling OK).
I decided on 3 x 9km loop out from & back to the car & then see how I felt. I felt OK & did another loop making 4 x 9km loop & each of the 18 times I passed these cows they hadn't moved. Easy to see who had more of the grey matter!
AHR = 96 (65%); MHR = 121 (82%).
Time = 5 hours.
An early start, but 5 hours later it was quite hot at 25 degrees. I walked all the steep hills & some of the flat. Felt OK for all except the last 9km loop....I was fading fast! At each return to the car I had a gel, sports drink & water. The last 9km I ran solely on the sugar from jelly beans!
Today's Total = 36.4km
Week's Total = 66.8km
The neighbours I wrote about had everything set out on a table in the stable : cold drinks in the fridge, my very own mug & even had left the radio on! The last time I called in the owners & horse had gone to a dressage competition & I had to strongly resist the temptation to stay & lie down in horses's bed of straw!