1. Should I be kicking my heels more when I pick my feet up? i.e. flexing my foot more when it leaves the ground so that my heel goes a tiny bit closer to my bottom. What I am trying to ask is, are there any benefits in terms of the power I get from each stride or could it help the tight calves I get after each run?
2. Pedestrians do have right of way on pavements, correct? I had quite an indignant look from a 4x4 driver this morning as he was forced to stop when leaving his drive so that I could pass.
3. The mist over the River Avon first thing in the morning is absolutely beautiful and possibly the best reason for running first thing.
4. If I remove the long but slight hill from my route I may get very close to 5k in my graduation run this weekend. It slows me down significantly when I reach it about 17/18 mins into my run, but once I get past it I feel fine within another minute and I'm actually a bit disappointed when Laura says that there's only a minute to go.