Well, that's the second run of the week done and dusted. I did my usual trick of trying out a different route for the second run of a given week. This time I decided to run along near the Embankment - first along one side, over a bridge and back along the other side. Somewhere in the middle was the 'killer' path that I struggled with during week 7 or 8, can't quite remember which. I did remember to avoid 'killer' path today though. Generally an uneventful run but I decided to put an app on today (still using the MP3 player for the podcast though). I could hear the phone squawking away in my pocket with times and distance, the way such apps do tend to squawk at one! I rarely use an app for workout times etc., partly because I have little interest in stats at this stage and partly because such apps are so unreliable.
However, today I was able to compare the running time of the app with the running time of the podcast and app was accurate. I also knew the mileage of the route I was taking today and the app seemed to be accurate to that as well. I got home after the session and, as I headed towards the boat, I saw OH at the Elsan disposal hut emptying the porta loo with the dog supervising. As dog came towards me, thus pulling over the trolley he was tethered to, I said "Come on Pucci, let's go over the 5K call together". I grabbed his lead and off we went, continuing the warm down walk that had, in fact, finished a minute earlier. I hit the magical 5K distance during the extended warm down.
So, for the first time here are some stats: time 41m 50sec: distance 5.3K: average speed 7.7kph: 441 cals burned. This time and distance included the warm up and warm down walks.
So, I am feeling very chuffed with myself today. Just one to go................!
Happy running to one and all.