REally chuffed with myself. Went out this morning not entirely sure if I was attempting 10k or not. It was nastily cold - cloudy with one of those raw winds - and for the first 2k I thought dispensing with gloves had been a mistake. But then I got over the bridge and onto my favourite riverside path, and more importantly into the shade of trees - and finally I was warm enough but not too hot. Milestones started ticking by. 2.5k done, decided to keep going. Next bridge of the river at 3.5k, still feeling good, lets see if I can do a bit more. Next bridge at 4.5k - well it would be a shame to turn back now wouldn't it, so on to the next bridge, at 5.7k. Turned back and the wind did that nasty thing, because having run into it for all that time I was looking forward to having it at my back. But Noooo. It must have swung round, because I still felt like I was running into it. Was also staring to regret not having brought any mints with me - not thirsty as such, but a very dry mouth. However told myself firmly that as I'd already done more than half the distance I could obviously finished and chugged along happily, back across the river, over the motorway and finally almost home.
Had last week's Saturday Live on the podcast for company. Time was 138 minutes - so not quick just a shade faster than my target 10m/k, so I'm happy.
Only downer is that my Garmin (FR15, less than a year old) crashed as I pressed the save button. The run is recorded on the site, but the step count was lost. So its going back to the shop Monday. Graduated last April, so its taken a while to get here - adding about 0.5k per month. Not planning to increase distance again for a while - but will work on increasing pace.