Blimey, what a run that was today! Once again I wasn't really looking forward to it, but having already taken my 2 rest days I couldn't put it off any longer. So, having got up earlier today (in order to be able to fit the run in before darkness falls), I put my nice clean, dry running gear on and set off out into the wind and rain...
I don't think it would surprise you to know that once again I didn't find things easy and I really struggled during the middle third of my run, (as you can see by my log - red for slower, green for quicker). I guess this was because at that point I was already soaked through to my skin and was probably by now carrying an extra stone around with me absorbed by all my clothing!
When I finally arrived back home and stood in my hallway, I was literally dripping wet! But hey, I was feeling really good that I got out there and successfully completed the run without any real problems, and now I have just one more run to go, then I will have made it through to graduation!!
As you can see from my log, once again I actually managed to cover a slightly longer distance on this run. I completed a PB of 3.78km in my 30 minutes and I am very surprised indeed at that because I was convinced I went slower for longer periods than I did last time and I certainly wasn't trying to do a better time. Maybe that's just down to the fact that I'm getting fitter and without knowing it or trying, I am actually running (slightly) faster overall?