Due to a strange quirk in our rotas at work, i now have 3 days off Decided to have a bit of a lie in (after working sat eve til late then sunday daytime) had breakfast in bed with a good book and then watched the forecast, rainy most of the day
i had planned my runs this week as mon, weds and sat so today was the day of that first run. So after my walk with George in the relative dry conditions i decided - in a radical(for me!) moment - to tackle the other end of my seafront run. I'm curious to see how far the distance is so eventually i can tag it on to my other run and eventually join the two together! (i say this optimistically!) The run today- (can't find a perfect depiction) was from further to the right to almost the distance in the left of the picture and back(got picture online as no camera with me!it doesn't show the rain! )
well i was certainly quite windy coming straight off the sea and the rain was pelting down quite a bit! i consoled myself that this meant the wind would be behind me for the return section! Was trying for the 2nd time the "stepping stones" podcast, which saw me with 3 PBs 2 weeks ago! Worth another try and Laura would in theory keep me going for those 30 mins! had to run past quite a lot of tourists(forgot the easter hols) all heading for the dry on the pier, and 2 sets of workmen and a large group of teenagers which was a real test- was glad i had my earphones in to block out any remarks( you never know!)... Got past the end of the pier and past the 1st beach huts and to the bottom of the steep walkway, turned around-bliss no wind! the podcast seemed to last a REALLY long time, and had a mini hill to tackle- on the final straight realised i was nearly back at car before Laura had finished, so had to turn back in that wind and backtrack a little! i was glad when the time was up- very puffed out! Did the warm down walk on the beach and then back to the car. Stopped the garmin and new record flashed up! not just one but 4! fastest 1k(5.48 mins) , 5k, 1 mile and 2 mile! So maybe the rain and Laura made me faster! i still don't feel like it comes easy but can see the improvements happening which is encouraging! My OH will be impressed! hes just gone to work in Korea for 2 weeks and hoped i would keep up the running, will have to send him the stats via email!
Legs are a bit stiff(ouch!) but mostly ok, looking forward to Weds run now, might try the forest!
Happy running everyone !