Swapping safety boots for trainers definitely a bonus 👍. A Saturday night free from the clutches of paid employment, I'd promised myself a dark run and I stuck to my promise 🤗.
I ran the same route as I ran yesterday morning, it's a nice easy 5k loop allowing warm up/cool down walk,-jog. But how a run differs from day to night. We're locked down in my county already ( but further stricter measures are coming next week). It's isolated and very very silent. The removal of normal noises, road traffic the odd aeroplane the night's silence is deafening. My trainer noise is lost in the dark it's like the noise is simply sucked up and vanishes. It's definitely a peaceful experience this dark running. The beam of my petzl clearly cutting the night apart for me to simply slide through, running across the Pontcysyllte aqueduct is definitely a much altered experience at night. You are simply up there this little strip of towpath, suspended in the night. Love or hate heights it's a magical run experience!! Across the other side, I loop by the canal pub and down onto the opposite towpath, seemingly darker, with a canopy of trees. The acorns falling in into the dark canal were at times quite melodic with the briefest of echoes, I kept it slow, nearly staying in zone 3 all except the last slightly uphill 5 kilometer. This was the first time since Winter I'd had the running tights on and definitely glad of the extra layer complete with running beanie✅.
5k dark running successfully completed, enjoying the slower pacing and keeping that V02 glued to 48 which I think is ok,?
Now where's my spaghetti bolognese I'm hungry 🚿🙂pasta 🍝 👍
Keep those runs healthy and safe folks remember the masks and hand washing ✅