I hope this post makes you laugh....
I decided ( actually Mrs johnm12 decided), that I was actually taking this seriously and some investment was justified. Went to the local shop on Saturday ( recommended by a friend ) fast feet in Bishops Stortford. Owner was a long term runner, understood what I was up to and advised " no need to spend a fortune on shoes". Got last years model Saucono and they are excellent. Calf muscles much better, good grip on muddy tracks too. Much better than the 10 year old pair of trainers I had been using.
So far so good.. a dull grey morning, felt rather smug, in my new shoes, leggings and top, watching all the cars rushing through our village whilst I went for a run. This was good, quicker and more relaxed than last time. Got to 30 mins felt good so carried on for a another 500m to take it to 4.9Km.
All good BUT my other new purchase ( garmin watch) was supposed to prompt me to run at a steady pace. I had set 6:30 per km and the damn thing didnt do anything. I ignored it on the run, which is just as well as I would otherwise be now have been listed as missing in action as I had set it to 6:30 per MILE
No damage done ( expect to hear peals of laughter from everyone I tell this to) and I confirm that I am getting addicted to this.
SLOW AND STEADY John!