Carrier bags are not aerodynamic well that's my excuse

I have not run for about one and half weeks due to voluntary work commitments and chores' to do in the garden. So this morning started overcast so less heat so off i set. I already had a slightly different route planned in my head which included stopping at the local post office to buy my Sunday newspaper. After 3.6 km i paused at the post office bought said Sunday paper, wrapped it in a carrier bag restarted the Garmin and off I set for the final 1.4 km. About 1/2 km from the finish i realised i was close to my PB for 5km so upped the pace but did not beat my PB but posting a reasonable 32m 3s not bad for a 63 year old. I blame the carrier bag which whilst the weight of the Sunday papers helped in building upper body muscle i blame the bags lack of aerodynamics slowing my pace against my normal aerodynamic shape (lot of poetic license there). Still it was really good to get out and run again, hopefully more runs this week as it looks like it might cool down a little

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  • Oh my, let down by your equipment :) Perhaps a more up market brand (M&S?) in the future might be more streamlined? Still, it sounds like you had a good run.

  • Thanks beforefifty i shouldn't blame the equipment it was Nisa bag but I could have picked an M&S one from the cupboard didn't think of that. Still a good run did me more good than my normal Sunday stroll to the shop

  • Oh excuses, excuses.

    Your time sounds pretty fantastic to me! Maybe invest in a running rucksack if you are going to make a habit of picking up shopping as you go?

  • Don't think I will make a habit of shopping and running Ullyrunner i just wanted to run and get the papers before it got too hot today. Glad I combined the two today.

  • Don't think I will make a habit of shopping and running Ullyrunner i just wanted to run and get the papers before it got too hot today. Glad I combined the two today.

  • Brilliant time , well done

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