Will Run For Wine

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Bonjour! As you *may* have gathered, I was in Bordeaux last weekend. I know I kept it quiet, ‘cos you know….it wouldn’t do to brag.

Given the fun we’ve been having, running was not optional. Fortunately, like all good cities, Bordeaux has a lovely riverside path which worked well, especially since our hotel was right by the river.

On Friday morning, I dragged poor sleepy Matthew for a four mile run…
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Crossing the bridges gave us a great view of Bordeaux….

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There were some really pretty paths to run along – with lots of backpackers sleeping outside their tents. They didn’t even stir as we thundered past. (I didn’t take photos….that seemed somehow rude, and perhaps illegal).

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The opposite side of the river to our hotel was less pretty…

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Somehow we got lost and did five miles. I think Matthew was pretty pleased with this, and our pace was 8:50 which was faster than our previous run together.

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On Saturday I opted for the gym. I ran four miles (no getting lost this time) and did 7.5mph for the first, 8mph for the second two, 8.5 for half then back to 7.5 for the final half. I was pleased to learn that 8.5mp equates to 7:03 mile pace. Pretty fast for me! Then I stretched and planked a bit.

I found treadmill running way easier for setting my pace (naturally) and need to look into how I can incorporate treadmill workouts into my usual routine for speed work and intervals.

Bordeaux is an amazing city. I’ll write much more about that later in the week 🙂

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  1. […] Friday, we started out late (shockingly) – after exercise then breakfast – so headed pretty much straight for lunch. There are SO MANY squares in Bordeaux, […]

  2. […] a VERY fun weekend in Bordeaux, this week is all about recovery. Back to exercise (although this didn’t take much of a hit whilst I was away), and back to healthy eating (which was abandoned the second we arrived at the […]

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