Perfect run

It's about 15 degrees outside, and I've decided to run the pavement along the road into peel. It's my first run along here as I've been in hiding up to this point, Although i am incognito today as I'm running with sunglasses but I hope no one beeps at me or I'll be mortified. But I've got to do this as I want to explore more places to run. It's flat compared to my normal runs and I'm not sure how I'll manage as the runs up hills to start are hard but I love galloping back down them! anyway I bite the bullet and start out. It's warm and I seem to settle quickly into a pace much too fast and after 1k im wondering if I can maintain it as I need to finish the 30mins but I keep it up for another for another k. I slow it down after 3k as I'm finishing the program this week and I need to reign myself in sometimes!! I don't even notice the cars or the people in them. I notice their speed which is strange and it pulls me along a little, I wonder if this will happen when I run with other people in the colour run in belfast? The breathing is fast, and I certainly couldn't talk through this run (that's another challenge to do!) but I'm not out of breath. At about 20mins in I hit my plateau and then I settle down into a more manageable pace to get me home. A truck pulls up in fron and the dust Rises and someone gets out and Im thinking are they going to talk to me, but they don't, I manage a nod and jog past. Over the bridge and Laura is telling me to walk. She's also saying something of a goodbye today though im not really ready to let her go.... I stop the endomondo (not sure how reliable, but I'll take this one!) at walk and unbelievably I've managed 5k in 29.44 mins. Im absolutely blown away at this, I never thought it possible, end of February I tried a walk run 5k and did it in 43mins or so. Which at the time was amazing as well. I've beat myself. And that's the only person I really ever need to run against don't you think!


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  • Well done, it certainly is a beautiful day and it's great to be out there.

  • Hi codfish, aren't we terribly lucky to have the health to do this program. Makes you glad to be alive (crikey those endorphins are making me high again!!) x

  • Well done. 😊

  • Thank you Lou, beautiful weather we're having!

  • Brilliant Sparky, well done 5K and a brilliant time too.

  • Thank you OG, I've surprised myself today! πŸ˜…

  • Goodness me that's speedy, no wonder you didn't feel you could talk ! Fabulous...

  • Thanks henpen, for my Friday run I'm going to go slow and have a lovely relaxing run.

  • Wow! That's fast. Well done!

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