W8R2 yesterday afternoon and W1R3 first thing yesterday morning.
I'd like to say I dragged the boy out for his morning run yesterday but in fact he was first and came in to me asking, 'Ready yet?'. Blinkin' cheek.
I considered using his run as a warm up and continuing with mine but after the struggle I had the other day I decided to wait until the afternoon.
This time, rather than try a new or untested route I favoured my old loop up to the local shop and round. I also started at a nice leisurely pace, despite Laura's advice to perhaps speed it up a little. It seemed sensible. I am so close to graduation and I am aware I have markedly increased my work load, doing boys run's as well as my own and starting TKD. Injury at this point would be a nightmare, so slow and steady is the order of the day.
The baseball cap was back. It was gorgeously sunny yesterday but I still could not bring myself to don shorts.
Now here's an odd thing. I start my warm up walk and get to the top of my road. Round the corner and what do I see......a chap laying carpet in the road. Now I know there are parts of Letchworth which are a bit posh (not mine) but carpeting the road? That sounds excessive. If it was a red carpet, then maybe they knew I was coming but it wasn't it was kinda stripey.
I think he was just finding a large space to measure and cut it.
After I had run the first loop and got back to that point a chap who had been walking past was so fascinated he'd stopped and was staring at the goings on. I was sorely tempted to behave like Speedy Gonzales and shout under-lay, under-lay before legging it - but thought better of it.
That was it really, apart from when I came round the 3rd time, the carpet fitter (and rather disappointingly the carpet) had vanished but the onlooker was still there. Quite what he was expecting to happen next is a mystery.
The sun was glorious, I ran quite gently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Soooo much better than the last one. After week 9, I may consider upping the pace but I find just increasing by a little bit difficult. I have just found a comfortable pace and that works, fiddling with it is a new skill. I think I'll remain a plodder for a little longer.
My son has finished week 1 and has two days rest. I am on for R3 possibly tomorrow, maybe Monday after his W2R1. I've never really done goals and aiming for them before. This is all rather exciting. 4 more to go. Yikes.