Sun, Sea, BBQs and Buskers…

This weekend I had planned to either go to parkrun on Saturday or get out early for a 5K this morning, but it didn’t happen. This was partly due to being a bit tired after launching myself back into training this week, and partly due to the fact that it’s getting a bit too hot to run after 9:00 am.

However, I did manage to get out this evening once the temperature dropped a little bit. My plan was to run/walk the 5K to try to get used to the distance again, but also to up the ratio to 4:1 instead of 3:1, which went much better than I’d expected.

Although it was still very sunny down on the promenade, the temperature felt just about right and there was a bit of a breeze to keep things comfortable. As soon as I hit the seafront though, I realised why I prefer running in the morning to running in the evening – fewer people around!

Don’t get me wrong, I like seeing a people out and about while I’m running, but it can get busy down there in the summer which can be a bit annoying when you have to negotiate other pedestrians and small children with wheels. And don’t get me started on running through the smoke from the BBQ bins!

This evening though, it wasn’t too bad. In fact, the atmosphere was kind of fun. There were plenty of runners out as usual, but it was also nice to see a small group of adults learning to roller blade and a even a grown woman learning how to ride a bike.

The best part though, was at the end of the first kilometre when I had to run past some buskers. It was really nice hearing music that wasn’t coming through headphones and, for a brief moment, it reminded me of the live music at the Brighton Marathon.

Just a brief moment though. I’m not ready to sign up for another race just yet!

How’s your training going? How does the change in weather affect your favourite running routes? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Advertisements

Tags: , , ,

4 responses to “Sun, Sea, BBQs and Buskers…”

  1. dgobs says :

    When the seasons change and the weather gets nicer, my favorite running route gets MOBBED with people. Like you said, it’s nice to see people when I”m running but it’s more difficult to run when I’m dodging walkers and strollers and kids on bikes and dogs on leashes. Still, I’d take that over running a dodgy, abandoned route I suppose!

  2. Cat says :

    hahaha smelling a BBQ when out running just make me hungry!!!!!

  3. @ScorpioOnSUP says :

    Where’s a follow back to basic run? 😳

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

There's Nothing Wrong with Ohio

Learning to love Ohio...and myself

Finding My Inner Kate

...because life is not a Twilight movie...

The VSG and Me

A journey to a healthier me

a mile run

One runners blog

The Old Lady Runs

Over 50 and starting to run for the first time

Running My own life

As We Grow We Become Exactly What We Are Meant To Be

theoldfellowgoesrunning

My life's aspirations, inspirations and a little bit about running :)

shinsplintdiary

My efforts to overcome shin splints and become "a runner"

atransformationblog

My weight loss journey!

tryingsomethingnew

college, lifestyle, and travel

One At A Time

Help give someone a second chance

Running through my 40's

I'm not a runner ... but I'm trying to be!

78milesandcounting..

Follow my journey from Mile 1 to Mile 78..

getupoffathatcouch

This girls journey from the couch to a half marathon and beyond (now marathon training!); the highs, the lows and everything in between and a few random posts about life

RandRuns

Running Far and Having Fun

Ben's Running Blog

Urgh, stupid running...

BuggyRunningDad

A dad who runs, with a running buggy

triathletentraining

One step at a time.

Chii

Lifestyle blog of a frustrated writer

DM Run Blog

Running, plus a bit of NFL, F1 and Tech

The Dude Run Run

A running blog to motivate me and maybe others.

The Recipe Chic

Just a girl who loves to cook, code and take photos

Kiwi in Korea

Living, working and travelling in the ROK.

A Marathon in a Year

From couch to 26.2 miles in 365 days

escaped creativity

I can help you stand out from the crowd.

Ramblings of a Wannabe Runner

There are 2 types of people in the world. Those who are good at it and those who want to be good at it. I'm the latter

%d bloggers like this: