I cannot bloody believe it! I am really not the luckiest of runners recently, and I'm starting to think I must have done something very wrong in a past life.
Sorry lovely running family,
I'm back again with another moan in quick succession to my last. I'm just in from R3 of W5, two lots of 30 minutes running with a 1 minute run interval. It was going fantastically and I was feeling strong. I took a good route, more hilly in the first interval than the second, the way I like it.
By 51 minutes I was on easy street, flat road, 10 minutes to go, I thought I'd pick up the pace and edge as close to 10K as possible. At 53 minutes I saw a young mum, in the middle of the road, with a buggy, looking with some concern at her smart phone. It's 10.15 pm. The roads are quiet and I wonder if she's lost. As I approach she turned, signaled at me to stop and said something, I halted reluctantly but knowing my conscience wouldn't let me go on. I took out my headphones and smiled breathless. She stopped looking so concerned, smiled back and said
'Would you take a photo of me?'
WHAT?! I thought, it's dark, it's late, this is hardly a tourist hotspot, what!? At this point my brain kicked in and I realised I should pause Gretta Garmin as this to-do would surely be playing merry hell with my stats. She handed me her iphone and I took two shaky and unsatisfactory photos of a woman, with a buggy, stood under a lamppost in quite possibly the most nondescript street in Cardiff. I indicated I had to go and she thanked me.
I went on my way, restarting Gretta as I did so. My legs had seized slightly in the minute and a half I had stood there, but I took off again. In the confusion I had forgotten to pause Sami while I stopped. Perplexed I ran until my Garmin read 62 minutes and stopped again. Sweat pouring and that familiar cocktail and elation and apprehension washing over me.
Despite the debacle at the end there I'd ran 9.43 km in around 61 minutes of running. Up until the end my splits hovered nicely (by my standards) around the 6.5 minute/km mark and I'd knocked 4 seconds of my Fastest Km bringing it to 5.52 minutes. WooHoo.
So there it is. Strange running incident #436 If anyone would like to see my running exploits on Garmin Connect message me and we can connect *tries hard not to look shifty*