My first cold and frosty morning run :) - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

110,400 members142,877 posts

My first cold and frosty morning run :)

CookieM
CookieMGraduate

Decided to get week 8 underway this morning, so, after a lie in ( :) ) and a cup of tea, went out on a beautiful sunny and frosty morning run! I usually run in the afternoon, or evening, so it made a change to go out 'first' thing (not early, though, it is the holidays!). I thought this change of plan warranted a change of route, so instead of using my road route, or the woods at the back of my house, I thought I would head off towards the local park and see what the tracks were like there. I have walked and cycled through it, so I knew there were some tarmac paths, but of course the first bit I did wasn't! Fortunately it wasn't too muddy and didn't take me long to get to the paths.

It seemed really hard work this morning, and I kept saying to myself to slow down. I wondered whether it had anything to do with my asthma playing up a little last night. But when I got home and looked at Strava - it was entirely my own fault - I was going TOO FAST!!! (My average pace was 7.19 min/km, and my 3rd km was 6.52 mins!!!) No wonder it felt such hard going!! Next time I _will_ slow down!!!

Ah well - 28 minutes run, and nearly 4km :D

16 Replies
oldestnewest
Rockshammer
RockshammerGraduate

Lovely morning isn't it? Don't worry about the pace it will come as you get stronger and the irony is that you have probably made yourself a bit stronger - Learning curve but it's great that you were out!!!

CookieM
CookieMGraduate in reply to Rockshammer

I did the same with the first run of week 7!! Runs 2 and 3 were slightly slower and much easier, so I will try to do the same next run and slow down!!!!!

Rockshammer
RockshammerGraduate in reply to CookieM

You will find a comfortable pace - Mine is only slightly faster than a brisk walk but I'm out there doing it!!!

davelinks
davelinksGraduate

Doing well cookie! Keep it up! But yes, take it easy!😊

CookieM
CookieMGraduate in reply to davelinks

I kept saying run slower, but I obviously need to try harder at that!!!!! :D

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Excellent run!

CookieM
CookieMGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you! (Though at the time it felt more 😥 )

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate

That sounds like an excellent run. I went out this morning too, twas very cold wasn't it, and I forgot my gloves too. I love morning runs, get it out of the way then you have the rest of the day ahead of you :)

CookieM
CookieMGraduate in reply to loisamelia

It was cold, though after 10 minutes I had removed both my gloves and my buff!! The sun was quite warm! 😥

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate in reply to CookieM

I don't think I saw the sun. Garmin said it was 1.1 degrees C!!

CookieM
CookieMGraduate in reply to loisamelia

Brrrrr!!

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate in reply to CookieM

Indeed! Even more brrrr this morning an hour ago so I bailed :(

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate

It is certainly a beautiful day. Glad you could get out and enjoy it.

CookieM
CookieMGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

So was I - although I'm not sure I necessarily enjoyed it!!!!

McFitty
McFittyGraduate

The enjoyment comes from knowing you ran :) Sounds like a great run and a good distance too. Won't be long now! 🏃🏃🏃

CookieM
CookieMGraduate in reply to McFitty

True!! :)

You may also like...