July 29th, 2010
I’m sitting watching Jedward on This Morning performing their new single and, as much as I don’t really like the Jedward phenomenum, I’m thinking that I could do with their energy. Seriously - they’ve just jumped up and down for 4 mins!
Yesterday was the rest day on the Tour and it came at the right time. While the muscles didn’t feel too bad, I think the stomach was complaining about the abuse it’s been getting. I say the muscles didn’t feel too bad, that was until I attempted to run up stairs to catch a train and realised that my calf muscles fairly took a pounding on Tuesday. They’re the muscles at the back of your lower leg and if you’re not sensible while running up hills, you can over stretch them. This is exactly what I did - I lost my footing going up the hill and ended up over stretching them. It’s the equivalent of standing upright then leaning forward while keeping your feet flat on the floor. Give that a try and see how quickly you start to hurt (stop when it starts to hurt - I don’t want injuries).
Tonight we’re off to St Andrews and the beach race. There are 2 races that are worth viewing and this is the second of them. I imagine the sight of 150 or so runners stretching out along the beach at St Andrews will be pretty memorable. As one of the runners bringing up the rear I’ll get to see it - something that the leaders miss out on. I’m pretty sure they can live with that. If you’re around St Andrews tonight then we’re running along the West Beach from 7.45pm and if you fancy a dip afterwards you’re more than welcome to join us. I’m told it’s mandatory and I’m not wanting to incur the wrath of my new running friends.
By the way the other race worth viewing was the Lungbuster - the sight of runners climbing West Lomond is something that’ll stay with me for a long time. The Vodcast is back tomorrow but if you’ve missed the previous ones then you’ll find them here at You Tube.