Legs tired after yesterdays unplanned extra bit of running. Also left knee sore so option of bike felt uncomfortable. Did a few jobs outside like cutting the grass and also had a family walk down in Muckross, so wasn't idle.
Entered IOC this evening, elite all 3 individual days but tempted to run M35 for the Classic! Reduce the racing load for the weekend to concentrate on Middle & Relay.
Road1:00:17  10.05 km (6:00 / km) +53m5:51 / km ahr:157 max:176 shoes: Brooks Ghost 10
I spent a lot of time on this run looking to my left and right thinking that I must explore off the paths in this area. Started by following a small path by the cave which then came out at a gap in a deer fence. Dead end on the other side of the deer fence. Morn to explore here.
Continued on the path before coming back on the Dinis Road. Saw another path then to my right which looked used so decided to take that. That ended at a small beach, pretty, on Muckross Lake. I’d no idea where I was relative to the path that follows the lake shore which comes out in front of Muckross House. But thought that I couldn’t be too far from it so tried for a direct route...
After a few minutes of running across limestone I was thinking that if I put my foot down a hole I wasn’t going to be found! Had to veer inland a bit due to the lake. This type of terrain I felt didn’t suit running shoes and untaped ankles. After seeing the road again there was a high deer fence between me and civilisation, luckily a gap had been cut in the fence so escaped the forest.
Considering I’ve been sick for while running 10km, albeit not under pressure, wasn’t part of the plan. Last couple of km back to car I took easy. Not too much pain to report but left knee is a small bit of a worry.
Must get out the old 1:15000 map and see what’s mapped in this area and investigate where to explore.
Pretty close to being better, might do something tomorrow depending on when I get home from work but more than likely Friday.
Collected gear for Sunday on the way home. KerryO have got a few pCards, so tested them out. They hold 20 punches and the response time for punching isn't bad. They are probably easier to punch with too as you just need to touch the control box hole.
Fatherhood has certainly changed my training in the last 11 months, Erik has not been the best sleeper. He will have a brother or sister in September so hopefully they are better at sleeping or I’ll be tired for another while yet :-)