Moving time 28.7mins, distance 3.18km, average pace 8.52min/km, best pace 6.34min/km, average heart rate 149bpm.
Very wild out there this morning. Coupled with the ubiquitous uppy/downy bits (see pic), I am once again the red faced panting thing.
Up the steep hill to the top of the Green for my warmup walk, then off running round the estate with the wind against me, down into central Chipping Norton, along Spring Street, then steeply downhill past the alms houses to the church. Nobody around, hardly any cars. For the first few minutes i missed my gloves, despite it being really mild out, as the wind cut through my hands like the proverbial knife. The first ten minutes were tough, then I began to settle into a steadier, less panting pace, and the very steep bits were less of a struggle.
Back home all sweaty and wet haired.
I do find it tiring running with all these ups and downs though. Sometimes it nearly puts me off going out. I would like to settle into enjoying the runs more than I sometimes do because of this. I've tried slowing right down to almost walking pace, but that just makes my legs feel like lead and my bad knee ache a bit and doesn't help the breathing. I also find it hard to get the distance because the hilly bits are slowing me down.
But I did it and feel energised now. Onwards and upwards and downwards and upwards and downwards and...
...and only four more runs to graduation. Gosh!