See that big splodge of white on the BBC weather map, on the Pennines, just down from Newcastle - that was our running weather this morning !
It flurried on all morning, not doing much, so Winston and I set off for the 30 min warm up walk that we do and soon found ourselves in a 'white out'! Poor Winny was a white lab! I kept checking the ground to make sure it wasn't going to be too slippy to run and it seemed OK. So we turned around after 30 mins, switched the MP3 back on, and headed back - not nice running with snow flying in your face ! Winny was looking at me as if to say 'Why'?????
It's a hell of a long time running for 25 mins, and you go a hell of a long way! I was hoping that 'our Laura' wasn't going to tell me when each of the 5 mins were up - that would have been soul destroying - and was chuffed when she said '12 1/2 minutes'.
The last 5 were really hard on my legs (they were so so cold), but breathing was fine. I didn't have the energy to pick the pace up for the last 60 secs, but kept going, kept going, kept going ! And slow down.......! 25 mins running in the bag!
When 'our Laura' said those magic words, I thought 'Cool :8 yes, I'm like one of those strange people that run for fun in inclement weather!!!
Week 7 here we come -I haven't looked at what's in store ...xx