I’ve fallen into a pattern and am now a regular 3 x a week runner: parkrun on Saturdays, a lovely relaxed 5k run with the amazing social run group from my local running shop on Tuesday evenings, then some other run, usually a 5k or very occasionally a 10k on a Thursday - but no further as I’m generally limited by the all too frequent need to “spend a penny”!
So it was with slight trepidation that I set out this morning to try out the 10k Ditton Dash course for the race I’ve entered next Sunday.
It starts only 1k from home, so thought I’d try to run to the start, complete the whole route, then run home. It’s a mixture of grass, pavement and woodland so was expecting some lovely muddy puddles after the incessant rain we’ve had this week, but wanted to check for tree roots, overhanging branches etc too.
Started off dry, then drizzle and by 4k it was tipping it down - my first ever run in the rain a and it was great! (only started C25k at end of January and it’s hardly rained since then!)
Loved the cooler temperature as I always overheat by 3k, so although exhausted, came back very happy. Started the run fasted and had a couple of jelly babies at 8k and 10k to give me boost to get to the 12k mark.
Pleased as I know I can run the distance now (as ling as it’s not too hot) and chuffed with my longest run to date too 😊