An hour and how many minutes? Also, I must be mad

An hour and how many minutes? Also, I must be mad

Started the morning by walking the dog, and pausing in the corner of a local park to do some push-ups and squats, followed by dynamic lunges - much to the amusement of the rescue ponies in the field next door.

Went home, put the radio on to keep the dog company while I was out, drank some water, changed trainers, and headed out again.

Decided I'd take the flatter route toward a local beauty spot. This meant I had a down and an up at the beginning of the route, which meant I'd have to finish on an uphill climb. See what I mean about being mad?

I will not lie, it was a struggle, it was misty on the top, and as I'd headed towards it I thought that might help me feel a bit cooler. But no such luck. And no views to distract me. What I got to spur me on instead, was a couple of ladies and their dogs who were obviously doing a 'run a bit' 'walk a bit' session. I could hear them chatting away as they began to catch up with me. The swine! How dare they have enough breath to hold a perfectly normal conversation? 😜 I was fully prepared for them to pass me - I wouldn't have liked it, but I was ready for it. In actual fact they stayed a few hundred metres behind me until I reached the gate near the road that was my goal, tapped it,

and turned back. We exchanged friendly greetings as we passed, and that was the last I saw of them.

The slight downhill was very pleasant on my tired legs; the chalk downhill before the final climb less so; and the final up hill was as bad as I thought it was going to be. That said I still found I had enough in the tank for a 'sprint' finish.

And I got home before the sun came out and it got properly warm outside.

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  • Well done! I know what you mean about people chatting as they run - it's appalling! I can swear or mutter resentfully but that's about it.

    I do the tapping thing too! I can't just reach the goal and turn around, I have to tap the gate, lamp post, stone or whatever :D

    It looks like a great run - well done, especially on your sprint finish uphill :)

  • I cannot tell a lie, sprint finish was on the flat at the top of the final hill, but was accomplished with legs that felt like lead!

    I kind of feel like I'm back at school when I tap something before turning. (School was over 30 years ago 😆)

  • Well done - great run, especially with all those hills! It is months since I ran for an hour but hoping to get back to longer distances once the B&B quietens down a bit (November at this rate!!)

  • 👍We seem to be having another spell of really hot weather, and with that and husband and I landscaping the garden, I think it will be the last one I do for a bit.

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