Three Weeks ‘Till The Pudding Run!
When I did the Whitley Bay Pudding Run last year, Daughter was shocked to see that there were children doing the run too. She immediately wanted to join in, but was restrained by Wife, who knew better than to put herself in a position where she’d have to try and catch an enthusiastic six year-old who was determined to put in a world record time for a 5k run.
Anyway, scroll forward 49 weeks, and here we are. Daughter’s going to be doing the run this year - it’s a 5k fun run on Boxing Day, on a looping course along Whitley Bay’s sea front. All Jolly Good Fun, with a Christmas pudding in the goodie bag at the end of the race.
The bad news is that because of my plantar fasciitis, I’ve been shirking on my duties as a father, and not forcing Daughter to go out running nearly often enough, so she’s probably a little under-trained right now. But after my lunch-time foot-prodding on Tuesday by the excellent Laura Keady of Relief Sports Therapy, I’ve been given the all-clear to pick up the training with Daughter again. Oh, and a batch of physio things to do - ice massages, stretches, golf-balls under the heel. Ouch! Nice.
So today we did a short run / walk session, from our house in Cullercoats, along the sea front to the clock opposite the end of South Parade, and then back via the lower promenade below the High Point. To pace it, we did it as a lamp-posts run - run for four, and then walk for two.
Daughter did amazingly well, and I’m sure that she’ll have no problems at all on Boxing Day - we just need to make sure that we get in out programmed two-sessions a over the next 20 days . . .
- Type: Run
- Date: 12/06/2008
- Time: 20:26:58
- Total Time: 00:18:00.00
- Calories: 117
- Distance: 1.2 miles
- Average Pace: 15:00/mile