Last night saw a, mainly off-road hilly 8 mile fartlek. A group of 9 of us set out through Derwenthaugh Park , along a section known as the roller coaster, through Thornley Woods and down to Lockhaugh. From there across the fields until we hit the road just below the dog kennels. We then followed the road down and through the houses before going off road again, fording the stream to reach the 'yellow brick road' which we followed down into Rowlands Gill and onto the Derwent Walk, taking in one more hill on the way, up to the view point and the magnificent view across the Gibside Estate and the British Liberty monument. From there it was back onto the walk and back to Derwenthaugh Park - a thoroughly enjoyable run, felt good for the first time in weeks.
Eric,although a little disappointed with his London time, seems to be coming off the marathon well and is looking strong. I think he will be revising some of his pb's over the coming weeks.
Talking of the aftermath of the marathon I have had blood test results and there seems to be a 'slight abnormality' so have had further tests and a hospital appointment arranged - oh happy days.
So the plan for now is to stick with the plan - from Monday start to steadily build up towards a decent run at the Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon in July, taking in the Blaydon Race in about four weeks time.