My first 8k. Yipee!!! Still miserably slow though - thank you hilly bits! The 0.1, 12.21min/km was when I was walking along stopping and saving my run. I felt as if I could have kept going, but decided to be sensible and finish on the 8k. Just a 5k run to do now, and that's week 4.
Mr I dont snore I'm not even asleep woke me at 4.20am going to the loo (he is also Mr i drink 24+ double strength cups of coffee a day including at bedtime). I've been having trouble getting out and running because of sluggishness and fatigue and had put it off yesterday and the day before, so, unable to get back to sleep, I turfed myself out of bed and got into my running gear. How come I can run 8k on only five hours sleep at crack of dawn, but find it harder later in the day when more rested?
I set off at a nice steady pace. After the balmy few days we've had, it was colder again this morning, and a few early risers were scraping frost off their windscreens. I went further afield today, exploring new places amid birdsong and the rising light. Off round Rock Hill and along the London Road, round a huge modern estate like a rabbit warren of grandiose crescents of triple story houses, then back through Chipping Norton as the clock on the town hall was striking six. By the time I ran along the Kingham road, dawn was breaking over the distant hills and a blackbird was singing his heart out.
I don't run with headphones and music, but I have constant earworms feeding me snatches of song: I will always love you; Heathcliff, it's me Cathy...;keep on running; though the carnival is over I will love you till I die. I also have an annoying stream of consciousness thing going on: to the next lamppost; knees ache; only 3k?; ooh, I need a wee; keep going up this steep bit, just get to the top then you can run downhill; I could murder a Danish; what's down that alleyway?; mind the road little pussycat; I wonder if Stephen Hawking woke up on the other side of life and realised he'd been wrong about life after death; is it Monday?...
So, back to walk dogs then drink a mini can of Dr Peppers (sorry food police!). 10k is looking very possible now.