So i was bored with my usual route and decided to find another , thanks to Birdlady64 for putting me onto 'Plotaroute.com' i plotted one about 15 minutes drive away (in fact i used to live there when i first came to shropshire over 30 years ago)
i left home at 06:05 and drove to a little layby where i parked up and did my dynamic warm up and 5 minute brisk walk and started running at 06:30
the run started in a little place called 'Park Hall' which was a housing area for either the Army or Air force officers in the war .
it has now of course been further developed with some nice new prestige properties .
i actually use the area for my initial driving lessons as its out of the way and nice and quiet.
about 3K into the run i came into a little village called Whittington which was where i used to live, it has the remains of a little caste (in the picture)
The intention on this run was to go slow, but not at my MAF HR, i find that too slow so this was kept in zone 3 and 4
it was so nice to run somewhere else without the usual visual clues as to how far i had run .
the first 5 or 6K passed by fairley easily with the novelty of being somewhere else then once i was over the 6K i knew i would finish the 10
i felt a little stiffness in my knees at around 8.5K but this soon disappeared again and the run took me back into 'Park Hall' which was near the layby where i had left my car
so a really pleasant run, nice to run near where i used to live and an enjoyable 10K
The run took 1Hr 21 with an average pace of 8:10Km an elevation gain of 40m and an average HR of 134bpm
I think 10K is a distance i enjoy (for now) haha 😬