My London Vitality 10,000 Run, was all planned for tomorrow, even booked the day off to recover afterwards....BUT 4:30am this morning I woke up and felt wide awake, actually felt really good, so decided to get out there and go for it ! I think my subconscious realised Tuesday is my normal day to go out running. Couldn’t find any safety pins 🧷 of course so ended up sellotaping my number on and hoping for the best 🤞
Laced up the Brooks and got out there, weather perfect, nice and cool, Nike 10k Run Started, shuffled the playlist and set off.....Coach Bennett describing the start of the run as like lighting a fire 🔥 nurture it gently and build it up gradually, liked that analogy. I felt nice and calm today and breathing was slower and more controlled.
Reached the park, the site of so many 5k personal best attempts and knew I’d reached half way, ran passed the bench I’d often sat on to recover....onwards and upwards, not slowing or feeling tired today... heading for home....This Is Me from The Greatest Showman blasting in my ears....still not watched that film yet, love that song though. Passed the speed camera, I’m sure it just flashed.....maybe not 😜...2k left, then 1k left then before I knew it 200 metres, picked up the pace and finished with a sprint....Coach Bennett telling me I’d completed the run....I looked at my time and realised is shaved 3 minutes 26 seconds off my previous 10k PB 😁 absolutely thrilled to do that on my first ever Virtual Running Challenge.
Home then straight back out to walk the dog, who fancied running today too 🥵 but managed to run with him for part of the way, so he was happy.
Showered and off to work....sat at my desk feeling very pleased with myself for the rest of the day...,still loving this running malarkey 👍🏃♂️