Just a quick update from me, I managed another run, which was intended to be a morning run, but I didn't quite get going in time, as it's my day off.
Anyway, i went on a lovely afternoon run along the canal towpath. Weather was not too hot, just right. I ran at a speed that felt comfortable, and completed the run in just under 35 minutes. Not my best, but I'm very happy with that. The next run I am going to slow down though, I'm determined to learn to pace myself properly.
I really love my canal route. Note I said canal route, not root canal! The scenery is lovely and varied, with a good smattering of friendly dogs. I had to avoid 3 dogs on a walk today who had just spotted another dog coming the other way. I ran a bit faster to avoid whatever confrontation might occur lol
Said other dog was actually attached to a runner who joined the towpath just ahead of me, and was going at a pace very similar to mine, but slightly faster, so I used her as a pacer, and kept up with her for the last 1.5k or so. I didn't have to, I didn't need to, but just fancied the challenge, as I've often suspected I could run slightly faster without too much trouble. I reckon the dog was pulling her on though!!
I won't be doing that on the longer runs, but it was an interesting exercise, and it's good to push ones self every now and then. I was a pool of sweat when I got back though!
Have a lovely day everyone,