Well, i didn't do my planned early run, lack of motivation and a tuesday off work got the better of me! So eventually ran out of excuses when the rain dried up and the sun came out! Was lucky enough to be proud owner of Garmin Forerunner10, which i was going to save up for, but received a surprise cash bonus(Thanks dad! and ebay customer for buying his old lamp!)
Headed off not feeling very confident, especially as it was now 10.45 and lots of people around Headed on my usual(now boring) road route, first 5 mins felt really hard, legs were somewhat leaden and stiff, by ten minutes not so bad but decided NOT to run up high st at Shanklin as it would be busy that time of day!(not that confident in daylight yet!!) so veered off down a side road, not much enjoying the SPLOSH from a large car as it drove by and deposited a large puddle( that i hadn't noticed) right up to my head! "thanks alot for that" i thought-yuk! rank water on face! Oh well onwards and upwards, headed towards the cliff top park to see the beach below . A friendly old man with a handsome greyhound said "Morning, how are you doing?" .."ok, getting worn out!" i replied ..."you're getting there"! he said cheerfully so that was nice! Laura then said only 5mins to go, so kept on going stripping down to tshirt then having fun as forgot my mp3 attached to my jacket!OOPS! Still nearly there! managed to speed up towards the end, thought i heard clapping on the podcast...(thats a nice touch, i thought) BUT NO!, it was a man bashing a wooden pallet with a hammer!!! Does this running lark make me even more silly! still it would be nice to be clapped in the last few minutes! Made it to the end HORRAY! walked home it was a bit longer than podcast so put on my new rockmyrun music and ended to "eye of the tiger"!!!
I was definately sweating well, had actual proper drips running down my back!! Legs and breathing ok though.
So when uploaded info i had done 3.52 miles in 44.41 mins, pacing not fast but i can improve! best of all burnt 380 calories!!
Happy running and keep on posting everyone!