Early Morning

It’s not even 5am, blowing a gale outside and I’m about to head out into the elements for pre work laps of Regents Park. With luck there’ll be friends there by 6.15am and the rain will hold off. Given little over 4.5 hours sleep following swimming last night I’m feeling surprisingly fresh.

Great day yesterday – managed 22.5 miles running across three runs – fast pre work, steady at lunchtime and then a jog too and from swimming.

Well, the rain held off but the wind continued. Made for a tough ride round Regents park. Of the possible 4 friends I was meeting only one braved it and we had a rewarding ride. I clocked 41 miles in 2h44 of riding. As ever we rewarded ourselves with a greasy spoon breakie – for me this morning it was ham & cheese omelette, salad, black pudding and onion rings all washed down with coffee. Set me up for the day.

By lunchtime the weather was worse – now absolutely tossing it down. Thinking this was not the sort of weather for tourists we ventured along the river. It proved a tourist free zone and the weather improved. Toptastic run – into the wind to Vauxhall bridge and then all the way back along the south bank to Tower Bridge. A nice little 9 miler.

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