I ran 7 miles on the road. That's the furthest that I've run on the road by 3 miles since the Aviemore HM, and it felt fine. My knee only twinged occasionally, which was clearly due to overstriding; as soon as I shortened my stride, the twinges disappeared. There were a couple of steepish downhills on which I practiced keeping my feet under my hips and a couple of uphills, including almost 1.5 miles uphill at the very end, which I managed with much less huffing and puffing than I did when I last tried this route several months ago. Nice to see results!
It was also nice to remind myself that road running, at least where I live, can have views that are just as lovely and just as good for my soul as those that occur off-road. And it's dog free. I can't ask for much more than that.
|Farm lane five minutes from home|
|Looking across the firth to Cromarty|