After a few weeks of post C25K graduation running I’ve got used to running out in the wild and haven’t been back on the treadmill since.
Sticking with the canal towpath I’ve mainly been doing 5K runs but the temptation to see what’s round the corner on one occasion lead me to a 7K! Being a plodder it’s the distance that I’d like to work on, speed can come later.
So with that in mind and needing to put a bit of structure back into my runs I decided to step up onto the bridge and begin the journey to 10K.
First run of the week and I decided to go the opposite way up the canal to my normal route. Some lovely houses along this route, would love to have a canal side deck at the bottom of my garden!
Another KM further and I find myself under a viaduct, the road deck of the M25 towers above me. This giant bridge, it’s concrete supports like the flying buttresses of a modern day cathedral disappear into the distance. Is this a physical metaphor for the challenge ahead?
The towpath got a bit gnarly for the next couple of KM’s but the change of scenery must have done some good as by the time I’d finished the 5.5K I got my 5K PB a somewhat pleasing 37:37 🙂