Well i didn't know whether i was going to do it or not. I wanted to do 5.7 miles and perhaps walk the rest of the way home. I decided on a nice flat course because well it was a bit of a jump from 5 to 5.7 miles and my previous run was a bit undulating.
I reached half way a considered whether to stop off for a quick drink at the local public house, but no i wanted to do a minimum of 5.7 miles. I saw several runners running along the same route as me which spurred me on. The weather was pleasant one or two light showers and plenty of sunshine.
I was enjoying the scenery too. Plenty of scenic riverside landscapes and quite a few pieces of wildlife to allow me to forget how tired my legs were beginning to feel. I saw a robin and a rabbit sitting in a field totally oblivious to me as i passed by. There were a couple of horses too.
Of course i also had Laura cheering me on in my ears. So on I pushed. I don't know how it works but i always feel better when i have passed half way and am on my way back home. So on i pushed and my times actually reduced on the way back. As i reached my starting point i was still a bit short of the magical 10K so on i push to what is known in our family as the koona matarta bridge and as i reached it i crossed the 10K mark shouting loudly koona matarta in celebration.
Run finished 10 K achieved and legs feeling rather tired and nipples a little sore ( you probably didn't need to know that last part). Anyway i intend to do something similar next week and the week after so feeling rather good at the moment!