After an extra 2 days rest for my knee* I went out this morning to try Stamina again, this time without the mud.
*and TBH a hangover from the Aunt Sally team outing (Aunt Sally is the anti-particle for running as it involves pubs, a beer round and late night fried food)
It was properly dark and a bit drizzly so I started off wearing my running jacket, but had to take it off after about 2 minutes and wrap it round my waist (how can people run in anything more than shorts and t-shirt?).
The track was puddly, but none of them were wide enough to require long jumps or wading, so I felt pretty confident.
I think I managed to keep on the beat for ~90% of the time, but what is puzzling me is that my lap times were 10:20, 10:41 and 11:14, surely that is the wrong order if I was hitting the beat? What am I doing in the first mile that makes me faster at a lower bpm? If I run to the Cocteau twins will I break the sound barrier?
Anyway it was a nice run with a few moments of "flow" where it all seemed to come together and now I'm just waiting for a second go at Speed on Wednesday. I'm also mulling a totally Laura-free run at the weekend, possibly down the Thames path, just me, Bobble and whatever comes up on shuffle as I don't do playlists.