Well I bodged that up.
Believe it or not my lovely flat road has a slight incline - shocker! I've only recently discovered this terrible fact now that my runs are getting a wee bit longer. On my last runs, this ever so slight slope almost finished me off! Today I decided to turn around early to avoid this evil slant.
The first eight minutes went well, I must've turned around at around 6 minutes, I think. But then I wasn't expecting the long 5 minute walk in between - I was back to the dead crow before I knew it (it's still there, strangely fresh and uneaten). I turned around again, heading off as if I'd just started (weird how I got a bit of an energy boost as I felt like I was starting from scratch) then turned around again after a few more minutes.
I judged it poorly yet again and literally ran out pavement, I found myself jogging on the spot in the layby by my car, I must've looked like a complete loon, desperately hoping for the 8 minutes to finish. Eventually I just stopped, without Laura's permission and no cool down 5 minute post run walk. I just got in the car.
A mini fail. All over the place. I need a new route!