No, I’ve not got the dates wrong! In my last post I promised you some pics and the reason I didn’t post them or my map was that I was on holiday (back yesterday) and I don’t like advertising I’m away publicly. But my run last Sunday was so pretty and I wanted to share that with you.

Bonus extra: Sunday 29 September

Map of Mount's Bay showing running route from Penzance to Mousehole

10.3 miles round the coast

I ran from Penzance along the road to Newlyn

St Michael's Mount and bay from Newlyn-Mousehole road

St Michael’s Mount and bay from Newlyn-Mousehole road

then up to Mousehole

Mousehole Harbour

Mousehole Harbour (pronounced Mausel)

Then I went off road (me!) and onto the coast path, and sent this pic home to the Sedate Ladies

SW coast path with sea

South-West Coast Path with sea. Me. I ran on that. In road shoes!

and this is where I turned round because it got REALLY muddy:

Somewhere between Mousehole and Lamorna - coast and sea

Somewhere between Mousehole and Lamorna

I hope you enjoyed that sightseeing trip!

Monday – We went to visit our friends Val and Margret and had lunch with them then a wet and woolly walk in the mist. This is to share with non-UK folk what a typical UK holiday in October looks like!

Four damp walkers

Matthew, Margret, Liz and Val

I wore my trail trainers with my waterproof socks for the walk, which worked really well! I did 10,000 steps (at least) every day on our holiday.

Tuesday – I went in my other favourite direction, round to Marazion and St Michael’s Mount. Sometimes I go across the causeway for added fun, but the tides and the time I wanted to run didn’t coincide well! It seemed easy running on the way out and I spent a bit of time photographing slightly random swans on the beach.

swans on the beach, St Michael's Mount

Swans on the beach by St Michael’s Mount

Running back there was a FIERCE headwind, my mouth was wobbling about like I was in a wind tunnel! I really pushed it to try to get an 11:xx average time!

Mount's Bay with running route

Mount’s Bay run

6.3 miles, 11:59 mins per mile.

Thursday – my last run by the sea although I walked there and looked out at it from our cottage. I decided to work out the “upalong” way to get between Newlyn and Penzance by starting in Penzance and working my way down (last time I tried this from Newlyn, I ended up on by a river and mixed up with some fish processing factories and lost my nerve). This was very steep up and then down, and also quite blowy, but fun.

Wild seas on Penzance prom

Wild seas on Penzance prom

Penzance to Newlyn run

Penzance to Newlyn run

4.3 miles, 12:27 minutes per mile (walking happened up the hills and I stopped to photograph waves/walk carefully over seaweed).

Sunday – Back home again and no seaside views but I did get to run with friends. I joined Jenny for an initial section then met Trudie for a short canal run and loops locally, including the nearest park. I thought I had 9.6 to do to make the 20 for this week but it was 9.4. Oh well! Lovely to see the ladies and happy with the pace, mainly caused by being late for both rendezvous!

Canal scene

Lyon’s Boatyard

Trudie and Liz

Trudie, Liz and canal bridge – photo by Trudie

9.6 miles, 12:42 mins per mile

Weekly total 20.2 miles. Total this year 779.5 (I need 833.33 at the end of this month to be on track for my 1,000 miles in a year total, and I’m now down just 25 miles on this time last year).

weekly-run-down-final-300x300The Weekly Run Down is run by two wonderful running women and joined by lots of other inspirational women. Kim’s weekly wrap is here and Deborah’s is here.