Started fine, got to the main road about 6 or 7 minutes in, and was unlucky that there was a long tail of traffic passing. Realised I was going to be there for a bit, so paused Laura. Maybe lost 30-40 seconds. Picked up the run again on the other side, and kind of thought to myself, “Oh well, that’s torn it, maybe I’ll just sack this one off and do a mixture of running and walking. I’ll stop when I get tired.” But I kept going, and kept going, and went all round the common until I was back at the main road again. Got across the first lane to the island, then there was more traffic, but the second car slowed down and flashed for me to go ahead, so I did, but then I just stopped! My rhythm had been thrown. But… I shook myself out of it after a few seconds (less than 10, I reckon) and I started to run again, 5 minute warning, feeling great, feeling strong, breathing fantastic. Picked up the pace, headed off down a side street and suddenly all transmission was lost! Stopped, very puzzled. Fiddled with my phone. Reset the Bluetooth. Got it going again. Started running again. Ran for about 15 seconds then Laura said time to stop!
So, far from perfect, but I’m going to count it, as I did most of it. And I’m pleased I stuck with it even after giving myself permission to take it easy. Boring selection of music from Laura this morning. I think I’ll switch back to the app for the next one.