B210K week 5 run 2. Rolled out of bed at 6:30. I don't really want to run but Sami is waiting. Oh well, nothing for it but get the gear on. Garmin, armband with phone, compression shorts (stops chaffing), dri-fit socks, C25K shirt, Garmin HRM belt and off I go.
Out into the wilds of Surrey. Programme today walk 5 mins, run for 25 mins, walk 1 min, run another 25 mins, walk 5 mins. Simple eh.
Sami - on, garmin on and off we go.
Greet dog walker, headphones in don't know if he replied.
5 mins walk is up Sami says okay first 25 minute run enjoy yourself.
I head out to Polesden Lacey and it's the hills again long climb before the first mile ticks off at 11:42. Not bad considering it had the 5 minute walk in it. Across the road, down hill - don't go too fast and up heartbreak ridge a long, steep hill that even a pack horse would find difficult. Feel like I've almost stopped then I reach the top check my heart rate - it's high no surprise there. Carry on up the trail to Crabtree cottages and hit the road. Faster now - 2nd mile 10:13. That is quick for me.
Through the car park up the next hill not so steep but it goes on forever Sami butts in take it down for a minute. Hmm, feeling pretty good today.
Minute up it's your last 25 minute run (what again?). Start running past the sawmill, across onto another bridleway. Another mile gone check the time 10:03! What but that included walking for a minute? Wow.
Carry on up the bridleway, up and down hills onto the grasses. 4th mile is up - 9:36 now this is getting ridiculous. I'm trying to be good and keep my heart rate down.
On the other side of the grasses I get the benefit of all the hills I ran up it's a long slow run down hill. Towards Bocketts Farm, another mile gone 10:26 that's still pretty quick.
Check my watch 55 minutes are up and here's Sami well done end of your run - get some rest.
I wander home on my cool down - stop to take a picture, reach home and the music finishes.
I am in awe of C25K and Sami B210K. Started C25K in April, finished in June. Started B210k in July so here I am in Week 5 with one run to go and I feel brilliant. Total distance was 9.61K, Outdoor 5K PB 30:52.
Bring on Thursday - I'm going need to extend my route.
Hope you all have great runs today it's lovely out there