I hada very slow run this morning with Rico. Covered 4.91k in 41 mins. It was pitch black when I started and I used a headtorch that was pretty good. Trouble is it is quite difficult to distinguish the path from the forest in LED light. My trusty retriever turned path finder a couple of times. I also found it tricky seeing fallen branches among leaves. Rico had his nature and apple stops followed by a deer diversion but I loved it. So that's all my excuses out of the way.
When I got back I fed Rico and then decided i hadn't run far or fast enough so hit the treadmill for 3 10 minute runs with 1 min rest with Sami from B210K for 5.39k in 35 :27 mins including a 5 min warm down so now I feel brilliant.
Loving the consistency of the treadmill and that I've done more than 10k before breakfast. Best of all no injuries from the woods. Got to love this running thing.
Question though - My previous run was really wet and my shoes got soaked so did my socks. Do people just put up with this or is there a waterproof trail shoe available? The other terrain of the paths is chalk and flint and my shoes have been pierced by flints (not comfortable). Maybe I need to go to a running shop? Advice gratefully received.
Happy friday runs!