After no rain during my planned runs from when I started in August to this week, Thursday's run was sodden and this morning's run, well, the weather was worse. It was blustery as well as weeing down with rain. I did say this would push me back inside onto the treadmill, but being bloody minded like I am I decided to go out for a short trot round the local roads instead.
I faffed around for about half an hour, hoping that the transition from dark at 7.30am to daylight at 8am would cause a change in the light intensity. Nope, still murky and half lit. So I followed the standard after dark dog walk. A short 2.4k circuit along well lit streets I use for taking the mutt for a 30 minute walk.
Chopping the first and last bits off (because I'm not running from the front door, let me get out of our road first, and I didn't have enough puff to get up that hill at the end) it comes in at just under 2k. I was treating it like a speed session, really going for it, knowing that I didn't have to keep anything in reserve as it was only a short circuit. I was shattered at the end, it took me a lot longer than normal to get my breath back, but I enjoyed it, I was really flying!!!!!
Distance 1.92k (I need that extra 80m)
Time: 11 mins 5 secs (crikey, that's the equivalent of doing 5k in under 29 minutes! My best time so far is about 32 minutes, need to get used to this pace!)