Back on the Braes

My friend Steven got in touch on Thursday asking whether I was planning to run on the Gleniffer Braes at the weekend so we arranged to meet at 6.30am this morning for an 11 mile run.

It was another lovely morning with the sun shining.  It was still quite cold and I wore gloves but it was so good to be able to run on the Braes in good weather.  The track too was so dry in comparison to last Saturday when I ran.

I wore my inov-8s but would have been fine in my Hokas.  I should have worn the inov-8s last week and Hokas this week rather than the other way round!  But it did mean we were able to run steadily all the way round.

We haven’t had a chance to run together for a number of weeks so we spent the time catching up on various races and runs we’ve been doing. We felt this lovely morning was a reward for the tough conditions we have run in during the winter.

Steven has entered a team for the West Highland Way Relay race and I’m going to join the team of Steven, David and Norman for a training run on Sunday 4th May. That will be 3 weeks before the HM110 so fits in perfectly.  The plan is to run 24miles from Glencoe to Fort William so covering the final two sections of the relay.

Katrina very kindly offered to come with us and after dropping us off drive up to Fort William and then run back up the course and run in with us.

Steven has a new Garmin watch which has bluetooth and an app on his iPhone which means that he can set it up so people can follow his run as he runs! It is like having your own tracker.

Once we finished I had a look on the sight and it worked really well ….

Steven - braes

I have now run 87.72miles this week making it my biggest week of the year.  I have a 9-10mile run planned for tomorrow but wondering whether I should run at least 12.28 to reach 100 miles for the week!  We’ll see but I think I’d be better to stick to the plan!

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