Friday, June 03, 2011
There was an unintentional increase in training yesterday, a 12.5 kilometre (exercise) bike ride in the morning followed by a 4.3 mile run along the coast at South Shields. We started out a few hundred metres north of the Marsden Grotto pub and continued to within sight of the windmill at Whitburn before swinging left right down to the sea. The coastal path undulated as far as Souter Lighthouse on the return journey, then we cut across the grass and back on to the roadside, getting back to the car forty minutes after we'd set off. "I'm having a rest day tomorrow," my brother panted, his Run Geordie Run t-shirt soaked from the collar down.