Well, compared to my slogging 4k on Monday, my run today felt epic! I was quite nervous actually. Usually I’m excited before a new distance attempt, but 8k is getting up there and I really didn’t want to fail.
So I started off at my tiny trot pace and that’s how I remained, running along for fun on the most beautiful day imaginable. Sunny and crisp. My breathing was no trouble at all, my legs carried me in their usual small way, and I loved every moment. ❤️
I got an astonished look from a lady runner who was dressed for the Arctic, and there was me in my usual running vest (and very warm I was too thank you!) 😅
My time was 1hr 4 minutes ish. I’m pleased with that as all my splits were pretty consistent. 👍
My only slightly sad thing to note is that I didn’t run with my dog today and I missed her. I’m thinking 1 hour plus of constant running can’t be that good for a little Labrador. She’s only 6, but I was reading up about it and even though she’s fit, of course dogs naturally run, stop, sniff, run again etc and it might not be fair. So she can still accompany me on my short runs and obviously to parkrun, but not for the longer ones. 🐕❤️
Just walking her now, then off home for brekkie! Happy running everyone! 😀❤️