Monday, 1 February 2010

Miles 32.5; Units 27

Getting back into the swing of Marathon training after the Romsey 5. Legs still tired on Wednesday, hence no speedwork. A couple of solid tempo runs on Friday and Saturday - those absolutely great days when the world feels with you, and to be outside, working hard in the cold air, feels just..free. Sunday long run a bit of a mixed bag - I met a really nice chap called John at the start of the run, and we went together for the first 5 miles or so. I held his pace (somewhat nippier than mine!) though it obviously took it out of me, as I found to my chagrin when the energy just drained from me in the later miles. Still popped in 14.5 miles at a 7.30 overall pace though, so not too bad! My own enthusiasm is the culprit here.

Wine of the week is a New World one (at last I hear you cry, Martin!). Grosset Springvale Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2007. Oozing with limes, zingy clean notes on the nose, and a real freshness and purity of fruit on the palate, an abundance of flavour. Beautifully dry, and so moreish. Just perfect with some Salmon. Not as well known as Polish Hill, but really deserves to be.

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