This morning I went out and did a nice and slow 5K. I wanted to complete it slow enough so that I wasn't out of breath or tired by the end, as I want to try a 12K on Saturday morning - just for my own amusement. I did it in 31'24 which is 5 minutes slower than my PB, so I believe it was a good pace for 12K. If I can sustain that pace for 10, then the final 2K will be purely down to mental strength and I think I can do that. At least I hope so!
There were no damsels in distress today, no distractions from my dappled sunlit run along the Thames. I managed to keep in shade for 80% of it so that was good!.
I have just watched the triathlon at The Commonwealth Games and saw an English woman Jodie Stimpson win Gold. Hooray! But how on Earth do they do those events one after the other? The swim and the bike ride are punishing enough, but how do they then run a 10K! Stone the crows! Incredible to watch.
Hope you like the picture of Ed which he very kindly sent in to me. He's working on his General Election appeal by talking "street" and I think he's got the hang of it don't you?
Happy running folks!