But not today!
When I was recovering from my ankle injury I found several walks to do that were either way short of 5k or longer. What I'd forgotten was that I'd been avoiding a certain road because of sloping pavements and roadworks. Today I set off on W6R1 and as I was approaching the turnaround point I felt that drop in spirits at the thought of running back the way I'd come and it was also a reminder of where the gremlins came out to play last run. So I just carried on. And lovely it was too. So nice to run a different route and not only that it was 4.98k. I also achieved a PB but I'm not sure if it really counts because 2k of it was definitely sloping downhill! The warm down walk made up for that as there is one pig of a hill to get up. Short but very steep!
Question: Do I try it the other way round and do 2k of uphill?? Or do I run the risk of having to run up that hill right at the very end of a run (if, of course, I get that far when running!)
For what it's worth I did the 4.98k in 35 mins, pace 7.01 I was really pleased with that but personally I think the downhill bit makes it a bit of a cheat lol