Just did Stepping stones for the second time, this time no puddle jumping and I managed to keep to the beat and really enjoyed it. When I set out it was foggy and the moon was shining through the haze, absolutely magical, then the sun came out, I'm a lucky bugger.
As is becoming a habit after the session I carried on running for another 22 minutes and ended up doing a grand total of 4.7 miles with an average pace of 10:59 min/mile.
Although I am amazed and very proud of the distance I've just run the thing I am most pleased with is that when the dog ran off after a deer that crossed our path I was able to call her back to heel (after yelling her name for about 30 seconds, I can run, but not train dogs) without breaking stride or losing puff, this after 45 minutes of running.
It really felt like I could have carried on.The only part of me that was starting to grumble was my thighs, in fact at the end of it my legs felt like the early days of C25K, which I've missed (must be a masochist).
I fear there may be a price to pay as my bad knee is starting to grumble a bit, so I've iced it up, but even if I have to rest for a couple of extra days I've smashed both the 4 mile and the 7K barrier and I am within a whisker of 5 miles.