Seems like yesterday was a lovely day for lots of people's running. We dared to cross the bridge and headed on to the mainland. A lovely drive through the mountains and then out to the site for the Race for Life. Thought I'd give it a go and had checked out the map. Without knowing the start and turnaround points I just did a quick work out of what I thought would give me the right distance before we left. Lovely flat run right on the sea shore with views across the straits to Anglesey and the sun shining on a lovely calm day.
Everything was going well and I got into a nice steady pace. Got to the bend in the road and turned around to head back. Checked my stopwatch and thought I must be having a slow run but no matter it was a beautiful day and I was enjoying it. Checked the stopwatch again and 40 minutes had gone and no sign of my start point! What's a girl to do? Either way I still had to get back there and still have a 5 min warm down walk at the end. Still felt good so kept on going. Another 5 mins and still not there Finally made it at just under 49 mins. That was way over my 10% time wise and I had a sneaky suspicion that it was going to be more than 10% on my previous 5.5k. Warmed down and stretched and boy my calf muscles were feeling tight!
Got home and checked the map. Some miscalculation done there! I had run 7.35k. On the plus side it has certainly given me a bit more motivation for 10k training and I really enjoyed it. But my calf muscles were really tight for the rest of the day so I will check my maps more carefully before venturing out again and stick to the 10% increases!