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