Went out for another run today not expecting much after a late night but keen to go.
Following the Stamina podcast at the moment and depending how energy levels are, continuing on after it finishes.
Good start, feeling OK but nothing special, couple of layers as summer has taken it's holiday. Heavens opened half-way so now practiced at taking off and putting on running top whilst running.
Completed the podcast and felt OK so continued running.
My playlist kicked in after Stamina and gave me new lease of energy so ran on and reached 6 miles at 54 minutes.
Rain lashing down but didn't care and feeling more refreshed by the minute, really up for this.
Continued running and upped the pace a little, feeling as if I could run all day now and enjoying it.
Got to end of fifth song on my Rolling Stones playlist and...phone died !
No music, no MapMyRun, no way !
Shall we say I was a little unhappy about this but had lots of energy so carried on running for a few more laps of the park before deciding that perhaps running in soaking wet clothes probably wasn't such a good idea without any confirmation how I was doing.
So I'm sat here trying to work out my stats and can only conclude that...
Stamina plus 5 songs = 59min 10secs. MapMyRun stopped at 6.58miles so guessing 10.59km in under an hour.
With my couple of additional laps without music I'm pretty sure I made the 7 miles if not more.
So, I'm taking this as my first 7 miler or 11k
Given how I felt at the time it's looking good for further progress too.
New mobile battery in the post but starting to think about alternatives for tracking my progress as this is the 3rd time a run has been lost to technology.
Criteria 1 - long battery life, 2 - waterproof, 3 - can possibly be worn on wrist, 4 - long battery life, 5 - see 4
Any advice welcome.