Saturday, 4 December 2010

The better part of valour is discretion

Shakespeare, in Henry IV, Part One, 1596:

Falstaff: 'The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.'

...and so with that wisdom from George, my training partner, it was decided that Sunday's long run should be put into abeyance. George is the sensible one of our training partnership where as I tend to be a tad impulsive and invariable go with the moment...within reason. Rob's news with his horrific leg injury, the melting ice (with a promise of a new freeze) has really put the wobbles on our usual confidence.

The great GUCR training plan states that we should be doing a 22 mile run somewhere but with I have learnt this week that a 10 mile run can in fact feel like 15 miles with all the resistance the snow and ice produces. However, after a late telephone call this evening we have called off the long run for Sunday , it is just not worth it....we are in the long game here and one run is not going to hurt us.

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