Was pouring with rain and blowing a gale when I woke up this morning and running was not the first thing on my mind. But on autopilot I put on running clothes, contemplated a running jacket and took the children to school.
Decided to stick with my plan of ditching the podcast, using nike plus for a time of 25 minutes and using my own music. I walked to the first song and then set off.
It rained on me. The wind blew at me. Decided to run through a wood (have run up to it but turned around at that point before) and felt I would find my way out the other side. I did and it got all squelchy. Undaunted, I kept going and kept on going. By 25 minutes I had gone about 2.5 miles so decided to keep on going until the magical 3.12 miles which happened at 28 min 15 seconds
Felt quite tired by then so had a gentle walk back home again although then it really started to rain and so I sprinted the very last part. Am now starting to seriously think about doing a park run some time. Although saw the fastest time ever at my local one is a little out of my reach at 14 minutes or so (and was one of the Brownlee brothers of Olympic triathlon fame). How do people run that fast?