As usual, my training this Spring lacks the focus and discipline of my triathlon teammates.
They faithfully adhere to their coach's advice, performing a recovery-based series of precisely paced workouts leading to their A race. I on the other hand do not have a coach and am guided more by social calendar than race periodization.
Last Sunday's Kamakura run for example is brilliant fun - I lead a festive group around Kamakura's scenic and cultural highlights
but of course it is as much about sightseeing as training - many of the early splits are 10+ minutes per kilometer