Morning running friends,
I've had a wee break since graduation as my legs were moaning at me somewhat, but I couldn't wait any longer to get back out there. The conditions were perfect, dry, bright but not too sunny, not tooooooo many dogwalkers on the towpath, it was so lovely.
After not having run for well over a week, the feeling of the breeze rushing past my cheeks was just amazing. I did my trusty canal route again, this time from High Lane to just past Goyt Mill in Marple, 2.5k then the return trip. I was very happy to see volunteers, organised by the Canal and Rivers trust, working on the towpath. The volunteers are amazing, they probably all have 20 years on me, yet each Friday they've been transporting wheelbarrows full of stone chippings up and down the towath. The result is a lovely level surface to run on, without potholes, which makes a big difference.
I pushed myself a little on this run, using a slightly faster running music track, 162bpm this time. I ended up doing exactly 5k in 34 minutes, not my best but certainly somewhere up there. My next run, hopefully Sunday, should be a longer one, probably in the other direction. If I'm feeling brave I might even run down the towpath and back up the Middlewood Way. But I'm getting ahead of myself
Have a great day everyone. Oh - I've attached a photo of the towpath from the opposite side of the canal, taken the other evening when out for a walk with my 10 year old daughter, just so you can see where I run.