My recovery from Connemara is progressing apace with two 5 milers at lunchtime yesterday and today, with no noticeable issues, other than the 7:33 pace today felt a bit tougher than it should have (still only 135 avg HR).
I headed to UCC Farm for a second run this evening in glorious sunshine to meet up with Denis for a run around the 2.3 mile grass loop around the playing pitches, with evening league teams warming up for their matches.
Following a 2+ mile warmup before meeting Denis I ditched the shoes and went for an easy barefoot run over 7 miles, enjoying the conversation more than observing any pace.
20 minutes into our run Denis, who has an eagle eye, compared to my myopic vision, noticed a girl in a dressing gown who had come against us -
"I could be wrong" he said "but I think she has nothing on underneath the dressing gown".
I on the other hand, hadn't even seen her and so we continued on our circuit. When our route took us back around Denis noticed again
"There she is again look" He said
I couldn't see a thing as we were still 200 yards away
"Is she naked" I said as my vision slowly picked out a naked form running across a pitch.
"That's her, streaking across the pitch" he said.
As we got closer she was running back towards us and her friends at the edge of the pitch, who were in hysterics. We gave her the thumbs up as we passed - not every day you get to appreciate the beauty of the female form in a natural setting.
Who said recovery runs are boring.
On downloading my run to Sportstrack I had to add my feet to the "New Equipment Schedule".
Date Purchased: 24th December 1965
Expected Life in Miles: Now that's the six million dollar question.