Well, I missed the opportunity for a dry run yesterday, so thought I'd better head out this afternoon despite the soggy weather. At least going out in the daylight meant I could head up to the main road, rather than just doing laps of the two cul-de-sacs which make up half the village here...
Given that it's a nice long stretch of almost a mile to the main road, I thought it would be good to start at the bottom of the village, go round both roads, and up to the main road, then back. As a plan, it worked pretty well - except that again I felt as though I was going so slowly that walking would be quicker as I was going up the hill outside the village. This was after about 10-12 mins running, and I just gave up and walked about 50m. Started running again, then had another short walk, with Cedric gloating and telling me he knew I couldn't do it.
Well, that decided it. Don't ever tell me I can't do something. I ran. Then after a minute or so, Laura told me that was halftime, and I was determined not to walk again - there was no need! So up to the end of the lane, glad there weren't too many cars so I could avoid the massive puddles all along the edge of the road. Turn round, back up the long drag, past the sign for the village, start going down the bit that defeated me. And just to prove a point to Cedric, I turned round and ran back up the bit I'd walked before! So there!
Turn round again, enjoy the downhill to the end of the run - oh, and just to really stomp Cedric back into his hovel, I ran an extra 20 sec on the end. I would say sprinted, but that sugggests speed - but it was my version of a sprint anyway!
Got home, looked at the timings etc. and discovered that despite the slow feeling of the first half, I was quicker yet again! 😄 So all in all, not a bad run, even if I'm rather damp now!