Flushed with the success of a new 5K PB on Saturday, today’s run was going to be a slow 7 or 8K. My circular route was already planned, to incorporate a couple of segments. I’m working on retaking my Local Legend status on these segments 😊
Long sleeved top and running tights this morning. Not my cosy winter ones, I have some others that are perfect for those chillier mornings, without being too warm. Quick cuppa and off I go.
I was really looking forward to my run this morning. Warm up walk over, I start to run. My pace is good and steady. It’s very overcast and I’m a little disappointed; the forecast had promised sunny intervals. I’m heading out of the village and pass the turning for the Deadend Track, but I don’t need those extra couple of kilometres this morning, so I carry on. I turn right along the single track road that links the two main roads. The horses watch me run past. My third kilometre pace is 7:09. Well, that’s a bit fast for a longer run! I try and work out the maths, not something I’m good at while running 😊 I’m thinking I could be close to my 5K PB that I only set on Saturday! Fourth kilometre is less than 7:00 and I’m going well! Should I? I still can’t work out the maths, but decide to go for it! The fifth kilometre seems long and I’m tiring. Maybe not such a good idea after all ......but it’s over and I run on for a few steps and stop the run. Yes, I did it! Another 5K PB of 35:41. This is 33 seconds faster than Saturday!
I walk to catch my breath. I realise that because of my change in plan. I’m over 2K from home. I decide to start a new run and jog slowly home - at least this way I’ll keep to my original plan of 7K!
Arriving home, I paid more attention than usual to my post run stretches, had coffee and made myself some porridge - it’s the breakfast of champions, don’t you know 😊🏃♀️🔥🥣
5K Splits: 7:37, 7:22, 7:09, 6:47, 6:45