First Wednesday training in months. The Wednesday trainings at my club are more strenuous than the Monday ones, so being able to do one again and finish it without pain is a big step in the right direction.
I’m paying more attention to figuring out what I do and don’t like. I think I mostly like running:
In cold weather; and
Steadily over a middle-to-long distance.
I dislike running with poor visibility. I don’t mind dynamic exercises in moderation, such as a quick dash up a slope, but I don’t like spending the entire training doing that. And I think I don’t like running in hot weather, such as what I had to endure today.
But apart from the heat, I got what I wanted. Mostly paved, flat track, and we did a middle-distance exercise, running along the Reitdiep from bridge to bridge, in a group, with either a single runner or a pair of runners taking turns to lead the group. I think dynamic exercises would have been a pretty bad idea in the heat anyway, so I pretty much expected that distance running would be on the menu.
Running along a canal is pretty nice right now. There’s a lot to see if you have the energy to look around you. Lots of people enjoying the evening air, migratory birds coming back from their winter residences, and towards the end I took an opportunity to stop for a bit to take a look at the frogs that were making a big racket in the ditches. There were a lot of them, and they were quite big, and randy enough not to care that people could see them.
Unfortunately, the club is closed next Monday because of Queen’s Day, April 30. I might go for a run on my own, and I’ll definitely be back next Wednesday for hopefully more of this.