I ran 8.33km with Dog and Camelback this morning. I was not planning on going too fast, so we started slow, getting to half way (4km - for the planned 8km) at 22mins and change. We turned around and I decided to race Garmin man again. I was surprised to see that we gained on him pretty quickly and actually overtook him just as we came back into Monaco. There is a little dip as you come into MC - 200m down hill, and then 350-400m back up to my house. The total altitude change is about 200m so it's not completely to be ignored. Dog and I sprinted down the hill putting on about 100m on Garmin man, and then very quickly lost the advantage as we went up the other side to the Place Des Moulins. Garmin man and I traded places to the crest of the hill, and once on the flat Dog and I sprinted the last 4-500m and put on more than 80m, beating Garmin man over the line. As you can see from the photo, both Garmin man and I are bent over with hands on knees (I am the one slightly ahead!!!). This is a very fair representation of me in real life, although happy to have beaten him! It took Dog and I 19 mins and change to get back, so 41mins total run time. 4x chairless chair, whilst I did my emails, then abdos and press ups as usual, and am now in the office on my fit ball!
Ben Rolfe, married, father of 3 gorgeous girls, English, living in the South of France, working in Finance
Ramblings of a running nature
I will be posting on an ad hoc basis my thoughts, adventures and challenges on here. I welcome anybody's thoughts and constructive criticisms, but generally I am not interested in contacts requiring me to give over my passport and bank account details in order to transfer €10 million to my account.