First, I broke the Rest Day rule - I had a lot of driving to do and then a meeting that I knew would be a bit tricky so what better way to get in a good frame of mind for it than go for a run in between? Snag - I'd been out with the running club the evening before. I compromised by doing a very short run on easy ground, just over 1km excluding warm-up/cool-down and felt so much better for it.
Second, I broke the 10% rule. It was beautiful weather here Saturday morning, just right for enjoying all the autumn colours, so I went out for a long (for me) run. I've done 8.8km before, including some walk, and this time I did 10.3km so a bit more than a 10% increase. I reckoned it was all right though because of doing a bit of walk and I felt fine after and really pleased I could manage that distance. I just ran or walked or stopped to take photos without thinking what speed I was doing but took me just under 1 1/2 hours which I was pleased with, especially as there were some hills and quite a bit of mud. I went through orchards, Christmas trees, past fishing lakes and through the pretty bit of woodland in the photo