The Final Countdown................Week 9 Run 1

As I did on my first run I laid my running kit out last night before I went to bed.

This morning I was up at 5.45 and went out to run. The air was a little cooler than it had been 2 months ago and there was a tiny bit of mist hanging over the canal.

As it was my first run of the week my plan was to slow the pace down and not run as far as I had done last week. And certainly my first km was nice and slow. I knew the next one would be a little bit faster because of the terrain which at that point is slightly downhill. I was feeling good as I reached the point that I had in mind to turn around so decided that I would run on a little bit further to the place I had reached on Friday. By now I was off the road and running up a track and I could feel that my running was not as fluid. I went a little bit further before turning around, back through the village and over the canal bridge onto the road home. My pace always picks up at this point as it is downhill all the way.

In all I had run for just under 38 minutes. I enjoyed my five minutes cool down walk at the end. I am on course for completing the podcasts on Friday this week, the day of the Olympics opening ceremony.

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  • Well done.... Perfect time to run :)

  • Sounds like a beautiful run and morning. What an auspicious day to complete your final run.

  • What a super run... well done you. Up and at 'em!

    Two to go... the badge is being polished as we speak! :)

  • Good effort we are nearly there

  • Sounds great (apart from the earworm, thanks for that!...). What a lovely day to finish your challenge on!

  • Great job - well done :-D

  • Yay, go you! Another musketeer in :) I hadn't realised graduation was on the day of the opening ceremony. How cool is that!

  • One for all, and all for one.

  • That was a really good run, 38 minutes too! Great to hear you are using your lace to complete the run. Nice and steady and you will be a free runner and doing what you want. Feels strange to leave the programme behind but exciting that you have made so much progress and are nearly at the finish line!!

  • Great post- looking forward to reading your Friday one. πŸ˜€

  • Well done NIGHTINGALE1 , you are so close now ! :-) xxx

  • Well done you! Nearly a graduate! My week nine which I start hopefully Thursday is 'only ' 30 minutes running (that's enough) so very very impressed you managed 38mins !!!

  • Very appropriate timing for your graduation!

    Well done!

  • What style, great run NIGHTINGALE1 flying high to swoop on that No. 1. just 2 more to go.

    Nice of them to throw that little shindig on Friday... Seems as though it may be in reach for the 'niners'

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