Good morning my dear fellow C25Kers.
This will be a much shorter post than usual. (Whaddya mean "thank God for that"?!) I'm at work, posting from my phone. I ran to work, as you may have already surmised. I'll post in this thread in more detail later as I've a lot to touch on.
I decided yesterday I'd run to work today. I just got a feeling it was right. Problem is, it was very last minute so I wasn't at all organised. My rucksack was heavy but should be lighter next time as I'll be more prepared and will be leaving some stuff here at work. Including cereal; my three chocolate Weetabix was dust when I got here. Dust. The CRM survived though and tastes sooooooooo amazing.
That was the hardest run yet; 8K in 43 minutes but was very hard work, I assume because of the weight of the rucksack and also the heat as it was later when I set off: 0615. It was my first time using a hydration pack too. That took some getting used to! And, of course, it added weight at first. Lots of it, with about 1.5L of water in.
I decided to run along the towpath today, which was lovely - so scenic and relaxing - and no hills! Devoid of muggles too, though there were plenty about before and after the towpath. It was also shady as well, which was very welcome.
What I learnt today:
Be more organised and leave stuff at work to reduce weight.
SLOW DOWN! I did try but still kept getting back to my usual pace. The last K was a Killer. K for Killer!
Rucksack straps hurt when they rub. I have a rucksack designed for runners that I'll use next time; it's smaller so I took a different one today.
I wanted to give up after 3K, then 5K, but I'm glad I didn't. All in all I enjoyed it, but the added weight really made a huge difference. I guess the rucksack weighed about 3-5KG or so.
So that's it for now. Happy running/resting, always.
With the new system I hope this doesn't post in HU Fungal Infections Support Forum or summat!
Onward! To dusty Weetabix!