Today Must be Danish Bike Day?
So today is a long run, according to my schedule. I did ten miles, carrying fluids in a Karrimor waist belt that has pockets for 2 x 500ml bottles, and on a run/walk strategy with 60 seconds walk at every mile mark. This run didn’t seem as easy as the last time I did it, though in part this may have been because I’d increased the pace slightly - my mile run sections were at a pace of about 7:50/mile. OK, so not blazing fast by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, now that I think of it, I was pretty tired from the start.
Oh well that’d be it then - no excuses. I was just tired and didn’t run very well today. And now my heel’s a bit sore so I’ve popped 400mg of ibuprofen, and I’m currently icing it - not in the Mafia sense of the word - I mean I’m rolling a bottle of frozen water across the underside of my foot to massage & cool it.
While I was out though, I did spot a Pedersen Bike chained up outside Cafe Nero in Tynemouth. I’d never seen one of these first hand, and if only it’d been at one of my mile marks, I’d have had an excuse to stop & goggle at it, and maybe shout out, “Whose bike is this?” to find the owner & ask ‘em about it.
And then when I got home, I caught up with Brad’s news that he’d hired a cargo bike to take his girls out. Even by the standards of European bike culture, (not that we have much of that here), his ride was pretty extreme - not so much a cargo bike as a bike-bus. Just thankfully not on the scale of the pedal pub.
It’s almost as if the world’s going Danish . . .
- Type: Run
- Date: 05/10/2008
- Time: 16:03:04
- Total Time: 1:29:00.00
- Distance: 10 miles
- Average Pace: 8:54.12/mile