Finally looked up pace and speed and understand what that's all about! So if I really want to know how fast I run I need to not count in any warm up/warm down walks. Hmmm.... with my old stopwatch and desktop version of MapMyRun that makes it a bit harder to be really accurate, although I didn't count in my warm down today. But that still makes today a PB albeit only by a fraction. Does it sound like I might be beginning to talk myself into getting some real technology??
Did my first run of the year a couple of days ago and decided to tackle that long slow slope again and slightly extended my route so that I could make sure I run at least 5k with room to spare for walking at the beginning and end. Nice to do this one in the holidays when the roads aren't so busy. Happily I ran all the way without the same amount of struggle I'd had previously (and that was on one of the interval weeks, can't remember which one now). Really nice to be able to see that improvement in stamina
Today's run was back on the flat down the Malltraeth marshes to the estuary bund as the sun was coming up, so that was a real treat. I was briefly accompanied by a cormorant swimming alongside me and having a good old nosey much to my delight Before I even reached the estuary I could hear all the birds calling and there were loads of lapwings, both in the air and on the land. So combined with seeing the sun rise over the morning it was a perfect start to the day