As we were setting off for Cornwall at noon, I arose from my bed with only one thing on my mind - my first run in a week. My knee had given me a bit of jip so I sensibly took some time out to allow the niggle to subside - which it did. However my plan of a 7 was replaced with a plan for a 5 because I didn't want to go too mad. The important thing about running for me is that QUALITY is better than QUANTITY, so I knew if I could get back home after a 5K and not have any probs, I'd be a happy Dan,.
I decided to do my usual smiling and nodding at fellow runners, but the results were a disaster. Only 2 people out of 14 actually acknowledged my existence! The other dozen miserable s0d$ didn't even bother - so b0ll0**s to them!
After 4K my legs got terribly heavy and tired but I pushed on. The knee was fine - not even a twinge, but my legs at that stage felt like lead weights. I thought to myself "Give it a bit of time Dan and they'll recover" which thankfully they did! Got to my "finish" line red faced and tired, but feeling fantastic!
This run wasn't timed at all. No technology accompanied me on my sojourn this time. I just wanted to go out and "do it" - which I did. I'm almost at the point now of not bothering with timing my runs. I've got a huge amount of data on Endomondo since I started almost 18 months ago that I rarely even bother looking at now. The main thing for me is that I go out, run and not sit on the couch! Of course, I may change my mind at some stage and try and get another super duper PB, but right now I'm in the place where I just want to run free, without any distractions of time, pace or anything really.
We got to Cornwall in 4 hours'ish and am planning a run tomorrow around the area we're staying. Mrs Dan warns me of the hills here......there are a lot of them!
So take care one and all and enjoy your weekend running!