Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Love shine a light

Thought I best add some light to my dark back road runs, so I swiped Marcos head torch. If anything, it would be good training for the first and (fingers crossed) final stages of the WHW. After about half an hour of adjusting - cap, no cap, over ponytail, under ponytail, adjusting straps, maneuvering lamp - I headed out on my usual seven mile tempo. After the initial drama, I had it off before I got to the end of the street. OMG! It's like running with a table lamp on your head. It's far too heavy. And that's the lightweight one. I ran with it in my hand until I got to areas without street lighting. The light's OK until a car comes along. Then it takes awhile for the eyes to readjust. Think it may take a few shopping trips and trial and error to get use to using it.

Anyhoo...back to the run. Felt really good and light on my feet. Really thought I was on for a good time, but was gutted to notice that I'd messed the timer on my Garmin with the stopping and starting for heargear rearranging. Did the last stretch (from the sweet shop) hard run in 6.49. Last time I timed it, I was 7.22.

2 comments:

Davie Bell said...

Re Berlin photo. I wondered what Fran and Anna were doing these days.

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

One chap shouted "go Britney Spears!" ;-) Don't think the Germans go it.