Hello my running pals!
So I woke up this morning, and noticed a strange phenomenon, something unusual in the sky. I scratched my head, I searched Google, Wikipedia, then eventually, from my the depths of my memory, it came to me. It was actually sunny! And I have a day off. We know what that means, right?
Right! So, shorts on, tshirt, trainers, stepped outside, stepped back inside, picked up a fleece, back out to see how the canal towpath was doing. And the answer? Pretty good, as it turned out. Still some muddy bits, but with the lack of rain for the past day and a half, nothing too bad. I was determined that this run would be no less than the 30 minutes I had been avoiding for the last few runs.
I ran along the canal, off the nice new bit of towpath onto the slightly muddier bit, under the road bridge that was my turn round point for the first 2 or 3 weeks of C25K, past the fields of cows, and under the next road bridge, which was the half way point a little later in C25K. I kept going, in fact I kept going until my app told me I'd been going 15 minutes. The first 5 minutes of the run were tough, as they often are, but I followed my own advice for once and slowed down, and thought about something else, and it worked.
The return run was uneventful, I was a little out of breath, but nothing I couldn't handle, so I kept going, maybe slowing down very slightly, and completed my 30 minute run. No dramas, just a nice, enjoyable run All runners need a nice uneventful run every so often, the sort of run where you don't feel dead at the end! Yes, I felt quite tired as I did push myself in the last quarter mile, but I felt that lovely sense of having muscles which had worked hard, if you know what I mean. I could feel them, but they weren't aching or anything.
So that's it really. Lovely run, nice weather, and just what I needed to lift my spirits. Oh, and back on my lovely flat towpath
Happy running, friends!