“The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.” ― (Alfred Wainwright, The Western Fells)…


I have had a really enjoyable week.

It started off on Saturday with a really nice run, along the Deerness Valley Way. http://www.thisisdurham.com/things-to-do/deerness-valley-way-railway-path-walking-and-cycling-route-p670131


I think I will spend the next couple of months on the route. It is 8.5 miles long, so out and back is 17 miles. For my first run I set my timer for 1 hour, and ran until it beeped. I then turned around, and ran home. So each weekend I will increase the timer by 6 minutes, meaning an extra 12 minutes of running. This will equate to roughly an extra mile each run, as I am still keeping my pace slow. As I still believe in the Maffetone Method (https://philmaffetone.com/what-is-the-maffetone-method/), and Barefoot/Minimalist running. Hopefully in a couple of months I will have ran the entire length there and back, then I can move onto another route.


From Monday through to Wednesday, the wife and I spent some time up in the Lake District. We stayed in a camping pod, for her birthday. The weather was very kind to us, and we got a couple of really nice walks in.

I decided against going for a run on Thursday or Friday, as my legs were sore from the walking. Also the last two times I went to the Lakes, I ran the day after I got back home. On both occasions, I pulled a calf. So I was not making that mistake again.


Workouts: 21st – 27th January 2017 (exported from my Final Surge account) – www.finalsurge.com

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Completed: 9.36 mi ~ 2:02:13 (13:03 min/mi)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Post Workout Notes: 4 mile walk around the Lake District including one Fell (Little Mell Fell).

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Post Workout Notes: 8 mile walk in the Lake District, around Gowbarrow and Aira Force on the Ullswater Way.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Post Workout Notes: 10 minutes of Yoga.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Post Workout Notes: 10 minutes of Yoga.


Completed Run: 9.36 mi ~ 2:02:13


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