Back to castellers last night – due to travels and work, in fact the only practice that I’ll be able to make before the Santa Tecla celebrations later in the month. A slightly worryingly low turnout given the ambitions for the end of the season; hopefully the word will spread and we’ll be filling the Palau again very soon.
A rainy night and overcast morning with occasional showers. All clear by lunchtime though and I did another run along the Paseo with some happy campers on the almost-deserted beach in the post-rain clearer air. I tried to concentrate on lengthening my stride a bit to see if I can speed up any more. I think I’ll have to go back to intervals to see what improvements can be done to these old legs (spot the post-PB hangover). A lot less residual aching from the GNR though, almost back to normal today.
(Byzantines defeat Samaritan revolt with the aid of the Ghassanids – the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is destroyed; Emperor Justinian I issues his code of civil laws (Codex Justinianus) in order to try to quell the rising unrest; on the other hand, the aforementioned J-boy closes down Plato’s Academy in Athens (open since 387BC) on charges of un-Christian activities *sigh* and the remaining professors emigrate to Persia and Syria; end of the Age of Antiquity)