Wow, that moon was huge and bright. The frost on the cars and pavements was sparkling like a million diamonds. It was below freezing, the sky was crystal clear and studded with whopping great stars, yet there was a hint of spring ; that change in the quality of the air, an uplifting feeling, and, when the dark began to recede, a luminous quality to the incoming morning.
I was unsure about running this morning because of my recent breathing problems, but today was better. In fact my time and pace have increased. -2 out there. Elevation gain 35 metres, which doesn't sound much but is quite a steep hill that I slogged halfway up at the end of the run, then ran out of steam and walked the rest. i could have slogged on. Perhaps I should have slogged on. Next time I will. but I am ever mindful of not pushing too hard and too far so soon after graduation. Time 39.11min, pace 8.59min/km, best pace 6.40min/km, av cadence 145spm, max cadence 156spm (needs working on).
I hope people don't mind me posting so often. It's kind of like keeping a journal - but I wouldn't bother to do it if it were a journal - it helps me keep a record and get some perspective on how things are going.
I feel on top of the world now
Oh, and I have a bid on my too small Brooks Ghosts on eBay. I'm getting on so much better with the On Cloud and On Cloudflyer shoes.