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W7R1 in daylight

Amerynthe
AmeryntheGraduate

I usually go out in the evenings when it's dark. It was nice to go out during the day, even though it was very overcast. The park was pretty much deserted, I suppose people were swarming around town, Christmas shopping. I had the place more or less to myself, bar a hockey team and a few dog walkers - one of whom resolutely walked ahead of me most of the way. I couldn't catch him up, even doing my shuffle-jog. Mind you, he was tall and had much longer legs than me (the man, not the dog!) I managed the 25 minutes, and I'm hoping to get a little bit quicker over the next couple of runs.

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Nita49
Nita49Graduate

Well done 👍💪

I'm an early morning "Runner" (more plodder in reality) 🤭

And I'm talking 5.00am (4.30am this morning 😶) and enjoy running in the dark, still mornings, even in the rain ☔....

Not sure I'll ever be a daylight runner, apart from the one time in Wk6(see my post)... But never say never I suppose 🤔

Did you enjoy it more than you thought?

And I'm sure over time our pace will I crease, at the moment it's about increasing fitness levels and stamina 💪🙌 xx

Amerynthe
AmeryntheGraduate in reply to Nita49

Just been LOL-ing at your post - my neighbours get dropped home late at night sometimes and leave the engine running while they carry on chatting for half an hour, so I understand the wish to lean out of the window and express displeasure in the most basic way!

I have very very occasionally woken up early and thought, 'It would be nice to run now' but when that happens I slap myself and go back to sleep ... But I'm sure that sometime I'd run better early in the morning than at the end of a long day, so who knows, maybe one day!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Great job... just keep running it your way, don’t chase the pace yet.

Amerynthe
AmeryntheGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I know, you're absolutely right. 99% of the time I'm running for myself and I'm just happy to be out there doing it - it's only when I think about this park run coming up and trying to prove something to my brother that I even think of speed/pace. So I shall stop thinking about that, and concentrate on enjoying getting out there and putting myself through my paces (whatever speed that pace may be). Thanks for the timely reminder! :-)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Amerynthe

You’re gonna blow his mind if you run it... well, let’s face it, his jaw is gonna drop when you start it! So, when it comes you have, in those first few paces, a bigger victory than the guy who runs that course in 15 minutes. That guy may go home feeling good, you’ll leave there feeling great. That guy will leave with a victory... you’ll leave there being a victory. You can’t lose.

Amerynthe
AmeryntheGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks! :-) :-) :-)

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