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Monday 6 May 2019

Damage Limitation

Sunday brings the final match of the football season, naturally with an irritating 12:30 lunch time kick off, and all Derby have to do to make the Play Offs is to win. Not so easy perhaps when their opponents are fourth place West Bromwich Albion and that scenario isn’t looking likely with the score at 1-1 with only twenty minutes to go. However two late goals see Derby through to a Play Off with Leeds.

Monday is the May Day Bank Holiday and is the day of my inadvisable half marathon, the Great Northern Half in Mickleover, but if I’m doing the Windermere Marathon in two weeks time I need to do some training, however inadvisable. It is run by Huub and is possibly the dullest race you’ll ever do but it’s shockingly popular. At least it usually is when it’s run in March when there’s not a lot on. Having it in May, when there are more races on, means it hasn’t proved quite as popular.

There is a 10k option which L does. It’s the same course as mine but just the one lap!

I take it steady, in a damage limitation exercise, and run it at marathon (e.g. two hour) pace. Which goes well for ten miles, so I decide to up the pace for the last three and come in at 1:54:08 but I’ll probably regret it tomorrow.

We have a sneaky pint afterwards in the Nags Head before going out in the evening. First to the Crafty Crow then to the posh World Service for a meal. Which is very nice but probably not as nice as it should be.

(Monday 6th May)

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