Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

In Bury St Edmunds, Steve Ovett on November 24, 2005 at 6:56 pm

5.30pm 5.5 miles in 42 minutes 35 seconds.

Year to date mileage 1177

Month to date 88 miles

Average miles per month 109

Average weekly rate 25.1

Weather:Cool, slight breeze

At the moment I am getting into a rut of running the same course on week day evenings. I have repeated the same course for the last few evenings. This is always a mistake and it can only lead to getting into a rut so different courses are definitely on the agenda for my next outings.

I find I tend to do this because on dark nights it always seems much busier with more cars on the roads and it is easier to run a route you know that you won’t have to cross many roads. With late night shopping and the weather being cold every one is trying to get from A to B as quickly as possible and it is a little less safe out there. You definitely need to be seen and to wear some bright clothes. I guess I am guilty of not doing this enough and I will look out for some winter clothing that is reflective.

If you believe the weather forecasters this winter could be a bad one. I would welcome anyone’s recommendations on good winter clothing. I am still wearing thermal tops that I purchased some years ago which are Ovett wear. I am not sure if Steve Ovett still has a clothing company I wonder when I bought these?

I should have attended the West Suffolk Athletics track on Wednesday but I wasn’t able to because of a prior commitment. Also part of me was thinking that in the week of a race I am not sure if it helps to do a hard track session. I like to take it easy before hand and cut down the number of runs so I might have given the track a miss anyway this week.

  1. Warm Clothing I’m a layers fan myself.So three tops in cold weather, vest top, T shirt and sweatshirt, plus a reflective bib(hat, gloves, tracksuit bottom).Downside – wife complains about the amount of washing I generate!Enjoy your blog (now I’ve found it!)

  2. Cheers you are not wrong on the washing! It means practically a full load for each run

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