Planned a 10k this morning and woke up to heavy rain showers but decided to do it any way as once the dreaded term time comes I'll have to fit in runs when I can what ever the weather.
Did a circuit running along the Thames on the way out and back along the canal listening to an Inspector Morse drama (fortunately no drowning or joggers discovering bodies in this one). This was always going to be a slow and steady run.
Enjoyed the route despite the drizzle that set in for much of the time and was happy with the pace especially as I wasn't using music to drive it. However my legs felt a bit tight towards the END and the steep steps exiting the canal at around 9k were cruel.
All in all a lovely pootle - though I don't think that I'm ready to start pushing the distance ...... yet (never let it be said I don't have a growth mindset 😂). I have never yet had that feeling of having a bit left in the tank at the end of 10k - though I recover quickly and don't feel totally wiped out. Still happy for now anyway.
Happy running everyone 😊.