Furthest run so far this morning, and as i couldn't find my earphones, it was done "naked" (ie without anything to listen to...) Culprit turned out to be my 16 year old, who couldn't find her out, so helped herself to mine.
I did my usual riverside route and broke my run into 3k chunks - had a 1 minute walk break after every 3k, I suspect more for psychological reasons than physical ones. I have a choice of 2 paths beside the river that run side by side. One is completely flat and tarmac'd and is therefore also very popular with bikes. The other is gravel and "undulates" - each section is about 300m long and drops down by 2 or 3 meters, runs along a bit then climbs back up to be level with the bike track. So a better workout and easier on knees but harder work. Decided to compromise by doing the gravel path on the outward run and the tarmac one on the way back. Weather was food for it, overcast but dry and not too cold.
Did it in 1hr27, and am happy with that - I want to work up to being able to do 10k at any stage, before I start working on getting my speed up a bit.
Got home looking forward to a chocolate milk to discover my husband and son waiting for me to go into town to meet our daugher for lunch - so chugged a lot of water instead, then scarfed a pizza at lunch ! Still no chocolate milk, but mulled wine at the christmas market this afternoon.
(Question: is it still chocolate recovery milk if its served hot ? with sprinkles ?)
happy running everyone