I’d decided on a longer run this morning, having already completed a 3.5K, and 2 x 5K runs since I started running again after a 3 week break. This would be a comfortable run. I was trying not to admit to myself that it was also to regain local legend status on two of the Strava segments on my run. I had been cruelly robbed of that status by another runner in my local running group! Time for action! 😂
As I left the house, I noticed that there was a small package on my doorstep. curious, I took it back inside. One of the women in the village had left me a gift, a few chocolates, small bottle of Prosecco, a scented candle and a home facial. How lovely! It reminded me of things to be grateful for. I send her a message of thanks.
Off I go on my warm up walk, my route already decided by the segments. I start running steadily. I wanted to make sure I was warmed up properly if I decided to increase pace later. I fancy listening to music this morning; Abbey Road. Love that album, especially the medley on side two. Running steadily and enjoying the music.
I’m aware of a few twinges this morning, but they disappear as I’m warming up slowly. It’s definitely a slower run, I notice that my time after 5K is more than 40 minutes, but it doesn’t matter and I plod on. I decide to increase pace for the last kilometre. I had intended to stop at 7K, but I realised I was in the middle of a segment, so carried on for half a km even though I was tiring.
Run over. I’m pleased. I enjoyed the run and it went well. Back home, I smile when I see I have regained my local legend status and have a couple of chocolates with my coffee to celebrate!
Kilometre splits: 8:20, 8:25, 8:18, 8:03; 7:56, 7:37, 6:53