After reading a few posts today endorsing the enjoyment of running in the rain i decided to venture out rather than wait til later! Just back from a run on the seafront, the rain wasn't really heavy but quite persistent, i started at the cliff top gardens along the top, down the slope and past the pier, venturing a big further today towards the town. rounded the post at the end and then back(wind/rain in face now!) along the seafront to the shanklin end of the prom, round the gate, wind behind me now and back to my kind of start point(i had to climb the 93 steps at the end to get back to car !(its called "little stairs") so decided not to include them in the running bit!) my calves were quite stiff on my first 4 k but eased off in the last 2k, i'm pleased to say this is my longest run to date (6.1k) in a time of 41.19. I still find it hard work a lot of the time and had my last run(7th Parkrun) on Saturday so had been a bit slack this week( did my working week over 3 days instead of 4, thats kind-of my excuse! ) so wasn't expecting to do ok and am pleased i have passed the next mental hurdle for me in believing i can get past the 5-5.5k mark! So off for shower and lunch now! Haven't posted for a while as haven't had anything deadly exciting to share lately!! My fastest 5k to date is 31.31, so getting to that 30 mins is another aim for me
Happy running everyone!