After spending some time away I'm back for my first run in Brockwell Park for over a month.
It all seems so familiar yet everything is different. When I get to the bench that used to mark the end (phew) of the first 60 second run I realise I will now be going all the way round the park and passing it again long before I stop running.
My trainer and close personal friend Michael Johnson tells me to stop 800m short of the 5k. 800 metres...that's only about another 5 minutes of running. I just need to add another minute every week and I'll be there by the end of February. Last November I'd never even been for a run in the park, despite living round the corner for 15 years.
I've no idea how this is possible but if it worked for me it will work for anybody.