I figured I’d go for a 30 minute run this morning. I enjoyed the jogging home part so much last week that I thought I’d do it again! It means I’m working harder for the first part, especially for the last km and then I do what I really enjoy for a few kms, which is running slowly.
It’s chilly out first thing. All ready to go - front door locked, key in cuff - then I decide I need gloves so let myself in again! Ready to go Part 2. Nope, need the loo, so back in again. Ready to go Part 3. Forgot my mobile. Eventually, I’m satisfied with all the preparations and set out!
Huge difference in the air quality this morning, it feels great! I start running and have to immediately slow down, I’m running far too quickly. Once I sort out my pace I confirm to myself that it will be a 4K run, which takes me about 30 minutes. I’ll try improving pace with each km and go for a strong finish. I do exactly that and I’m pleased with my 4th km pace of 6:40. It was quite a workout for me and I’m out of breath, so I walk a little before starting a new run to jog home. I’m halfway down the Deadend Track and it’s quite windy. I notice that my new prescription sports glasses are protecting my eyes from this crosswind in a way that my normal glasses don’t! Very happy with the glasses which I will wear for cycling as well.
I enjoy my 3K jog home. I don’t look at my watch again, but on arriving home I see that it was faster than I thought. I expect this is because I was fully warmed up! Back home for stretches, water and banana. I’m now having a coffee and will get myself some porridge! 🏃♀️😎🥣
7:47, 7:21, 7:06, 6:40