Monday, 18 January 2010

Miles 34.7; Units 28

A week is a long time in running, if I may use the political catchphrase. This week started with a slippery drive to circuits, then on Tuesday having to turn back on the motorway from a drive to Sheffield, and a treadmill intervals session on Wednesday to keep safe in the icy conditions. Saturday was a gloomy and wet run, though by Sunday it was shorts and t-shirt for the long run, in the balmy conditions of 8 degrees! The Long Run, by the way, was partly down the Test Way, where you run along the old railway branch line, now a track for runners and walkers. Some lucky people bought the old station at Horsebridge and have turned it into their home, and a wedding venue. A real touch of 'Oh Mr. Porter!'.

A week of trying hard and not quite succeeding, alas, with all of the runs just failing to hit the mark. Not sure why. The Romsey 5 is next weekend, and I have just not got the quality sessions in I'd like to have done. It will be an endurance battle..

Wine of this week (still sticking to moderate wines) is Syrah La Rosine 2005, Ogier. A lovely 'junior Cote-Rotie' from an excellent vintage, all redcurrants, sweet fruit, and an excellent weight - really not too heavy on the palate, but with plenty of bite. I'm delighted to see I have a couple more bottles of this, and also that I have ordered the 2007 en primeur.

Life can be good.