Last night i ventured out to try a longer run as there was little wind and/or rain, and after seeing the forecast this was my best chance! Haven't done a longer than 7.5k since October ish , and with the LWR creeping up needed to prove i could do it still to myself!
set off from Shanklin, and with the fun playlist ( below) !
that brought back memories of my short-lived soft-rock phase in the 80's/90's , hanging out in Calverts pub with my brothers heavy rock pals and the constant thud through my ceiling as Paul learnt electric guitar(badly!) and played loud music!
i jollied along, not trying to go mad fast(not that i can really!) just steady-ish. Lots of runners and dog walkers out, took my torch this time for the pitch dark stretch(4 lamposts out!) which was better! Had decided not to look at the garmin til i got to where my car was parked, hoping that would be around the 9.5k mark then head back and forth along the front til it was achieved! Got a few aches along the way, but was chuffed that my breathing is pretty much under control nowadays, was marking myself out of 10: Breathing:8, legs:7, achy shoulders and neck :5! thats the main problem i have on any run over a 5k, any hints and tips??!! by this time bananarama had arrived so knew i was past 45 mins and on to the next rockmyrun playlist!!!
the time quite flew by, i was feeling determined to make it, checked watch past the car, 9.27k damn! so still a way to go, turned around and got to the end of the prom for the end stint!
heres the stats, i got 9 cups! yay, love strava!
Really glad i went last night as its blowing a hooley here tonight! few aches today but nothing major, so positive progress! Did 7k on tues night with running club, which ended with a half k hill, so feeling like my new years resolution to keep up with my running and improve is a success so far(but its only week 2!!!!) celebrated with day off today and pecan plait with several lovely large cups of tea( thats for you MIles_Yonder!!)
Happy running everyone!