Haven't attempted any 10k runs since my Bournemouth 10k race so decided today was the day! set off at 7.30 am to the seafront armed with jellybeans and music! Aiming to Yaverland and back which with a bit of an extra stretch=10k! my 1st 2 10ks were with OH pre race and 3rd one with the crowds egging me on, so was interested to see how i would fare, as my last few weeks have been 5k parkrun on Sat, 7k running club on Tues, and whatever i can manage on thursdays!
set off with the rockmyrun mix of rockmystride 70/80s/90s s tunes, gloria gaynor, micheal jackson, bit of bon jovi and various other gleeful tunes to keep me going! saw LOTS of of other joggers, dogwalkers and people just out for an early stroll, most of them said hello though there was the odd SERIOUS runnner who just blanked me! Halfway point and the runner infront was heading up the coastal path on the grass, i half-considered following but decided that hill can wait til another time! so around i went on the homeward stretch, already feeling worn out! 45mins up on the music and still a way to go and the tunes ran out.... and the next thing on download was c25k+ speed podcast(only done this once before) so thought well i'll give it a go and see how i fare! not sure i kept 100% in time with the beat but completed that podcast and then just a little bit further to go! Decided to try and make this a little longer and managed to get to 10.5k so my longest run to date(i'm not doing that well at distance progression but am seeing improvement overall!) was VERY knackered! and my legs felt all disconnected to my body for a minute or two! The sun was just coming out though and on the sparkly sea looked very pretty!
it was my last day on one of my 2 jobs today so felt a bit sad to be leaving it after 10yrs, but things have changed alot so i'm on to pastures new tomorrow! still have my 2nd job in original place of work so will still see lots of workmates although alot of them have left in past few months due to new 0hr contact conditions Anyway those of us left had cappucinos and cake when i finished my shift, and then thats it - all change! My old workmate (who i worked with for 8yrs) organised a few old staff to come in and a couple of regular customers turned up so that was nice! atleast i had burnt off 900 cals this morning!
Stats were 1hr 9 mins running, average of 6.35a km, and a 2nd fastest 10k of 1hr 5 mins, so pleased with that overall.
* forgot to take a photo, so here is a picture of some of the route on a sunnier day, thats my view at the turnaround halfway point!
happy running everyone!