Monday, 19 April 2010

miles: 40; Units: 23

Highest miles yet recorded during the training phase. Long run not quite as good as last week, however, still a credible effort of 22 miles at 7.31 pace. I have to watch out for over-training, and not to leave my best race 'on the road' as they say. I did love the Spring weather,which makes such a difference to the running experience. Here's a photo of the Test Way - the old train line between Romsey and Stockbridge, a victim of Beeching, now a great 10 mile trail (or 20 if you go both ways as I did!)

Wine of the week has to be Rosso di Montalcino 2008, Camigliano. Not so much for the wine, though that was absolutely lovely, toffee and caramel flavours on a bed of succulent cherries. No, it is wine of the week for the glorious back label, which says (..and I am translating here from Italian so be impressed, please!).."A wine for every occasion in the week. It is the wine for every day, above all in the evening, at home, in the moment of relaxing, after an intense day at work, from Monday to Thursday". (so, clearly not for the weekend, then, that's when you drink the Brunello di Montalcino!). Clearly, this is the essence of a mid-week wine!

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