Probably the best 6k of my half marathon training happened yesterday at Battersea Park.
My co-workers (and a other holiday loving friends) signed up for the Disability Snowsport UK Santa Run!
And with 1500 other athletic Santas we ran as fast as our beards would allow.
(Thanks to Sharon & Alex for the photos!)
I never thought I’d be the one to run on vacation. Ever. But there is a massive empty beach here just outside Lagos, and I sort of have to stick to a training schedule for the Brighton Half Marathon, so Alex and I were up at 8am to jog before it got too hot.
This was our route from our hotel in the old walled city of Lagos, across the port and then along the amazing Meia Praia. In the high season Meia Praia is full of beach resorts, umbrellas, chairs and annoying people. During my run I imagined it to be a lot like Malibu Sands with Zach and friends working each summer.
(I have a very active imagination while running). In reality the beach looks like this, but since I can’t run with my camera – here are some Google images of the perfect running route.
The best part of the run was coming back to our hotel in time for the buffet breakfast. Eggs, bacon, fresh squeezed orange juice, mangos, croissants, coffee, and 2 TYPES OF CHOCOLATE CAKE!!!
Last week I took part in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge and helped the LSE team post a pretty respectable time in the 5.6km race around Battersea Park
Like most work-related events the run was followed by a trip to the closest pub for mandatory cocktails – we deserved it allright?
Also, the British 10k London Run was last weekend. Alex and I ran it, and contrary to our facial expressions in these (clearly not paid for) photos, actually enjoyed it!
After 57:52 of running along part of the London 2012 Olympic Marathon route I was so happy I couldn’t even keep my eyes open.
And then of course we did what all serious runners do. A £4 Full English at the Rendez-Vous cafe down the street from our flat.