First run post graduation and what a lovely day for it. The sunshine was calling me, so I drove over to my daughter's and fetched her beagle and off into the woods we went. There were some pockets of frost here and there, but it just made it pretty instead of dangerous.
Now, I am one of those people who need a solid goal to aim for, so I have already signed up for a canicross event that is 8k and takes place at the end of February, and with that in mind I already had a Bridge to 10k app on my phone. My son helped me choose it over Christmas, it's a mix of 'run for a set period of time' and 'interval run' days. And, you know, there's a bossy person to tell you when to go and when to stop.
Today was 'run' for 20 minutes, which the app helpfully informs me is "faster than a warm up jog, but you can still hold a conversation". I think I managed okay? Map my Fitness tells me I knocked about 20 seconds off my average minutes per kilometre, and that was with the beagle trying to stop and play with other dogs every now and again.
Thursday the app has me down for doing intervals that include something called 'tempo' which sounds a) ominous and b) not fair on the dogs, so my son has said he'll come and help me with my pacing