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London Calling

June 22, 2007

Man are things expensive here in Teddington.  I just had dinner at an Indian restaurant and my bill came to 14 pounds… that’s about $30 for dinner, with a tap water.  It was a good meal and I still wonder why nan bread can’t taste like this in Canada?  Now I’m sitting in a cafe and the wireless here costs 10 pounds a day ($22), luckily I’m able to connect to a free server in the area. 

My first run here felt fine for the first 5km then I started to feel tired and hungry from the day of travelling.  There are tons of parks and trails here and all very close to where I’m staying.  Interesting enough, Kelly Holmes stayed at the same B&B before the Sydney Olympics where she got a bronze medal.  I had to sleep for an hour and a half this afternoon so I hope I’ll be able to get to sleep at a decent hour tonight and get used to the time change.  The B&B I’m staying at is quite nice and reasonable.

On Wednesday at St. James I set PB’s over 600m, 1:24 and 500m, 1:10.  I still felt a little slow compared to Milne’s 1:21.  It was a good workout for the whole group and it felt good to really turn it over.  Workouts like that remind me that the big races are coming up and its time for a little taper.  I’ll do one more decent workout and one small sharpening session before the race next Friday.


One Comment
  1. Susan Coolsaet permalink
    June 25, 2007 2:50 pm

    You’ve got much better “workout/running” weather–it’s 32 here, and 2morrow even hotter! Glad to hear the B/B has a good history for runners!

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