My plan was for a long run sometime this weekend. Tomorrow's forecast is grim ❄❄❄ and with rain 🌧 due this afternoon. I really don't want to get wet for the 4th run in a row.
Well, I awoke to thick fog again for the second time in 3 days - there's no way I'm going to run in that! A relaxed coffee in bed waiting for the fog to lift. It's mid morning before that happens and I grab a quick half a banana, kit on and out.
I'm not taking any chances with the rain today so I decide to mix things up a bit and do a short 3k run instead of going long. I set off at a faster pace than usual - I wonder how quickly I can go over 3k? After about 0.5K I remember that Instructor57 said Mr Garmin reduced his fitness age after his short fartlek run earlier this week. Let's see...
Well, it was interesting....
It didn't help that the final part of this run was uphill but I think I pushed too hard over the first 2.5km - you can clearly see how my pace plummets over the final part of this run, and the splits reflect that.
But - the second split is the first time I've managed a sub 7 minute km as part of a run and Strava also gives me a PR for one mile. I have to be happy with that.
Mr Garmin was unimpressed however, and my VO2max remains unchanged. He is so fickle!