The forecast for today is rain, rain and more rain and true to its word, it was drizzling when I set off for my 9 mile run. As I love running in the rain, this did not put me off, I was actually pleased.
After struggling through my last couple of runs , I was not looking forward to today’s. I put it off for as long as I could and then got going. Thankfully, I could tell straight away that my legs were feeling strong and it wasn’t going to be as hard as I thought it might be.
I needed to add on another mile to my 8 mile route, so decided to do that at the start, just in case I was tempted to not bother at the end, lol. I’m rather thinking that the loop I added on was more than a mile, I shall have to get the bike out to measure the course, just so I can get an accurate measurement.
Unfortunately, I hadn’t been running long when the rain stopped! It was still cool, not too windy, in fact the best running conditions so far, for me. I felt like my pace was pretty much 9.30 throughout, sometimes I tried to push it a bit and at other times, I had to slow down.
If you’d have asked me 7 weeks ago if I would be able to run 9 miles I would have laughed at you – and yet, I just did it. I’m well chuffed! Now, I ask myself, with 6 weeks to go, can I run 13.1 miles?
Distance: 9 (?)
*Edit* Hubby's bike was behind all the boxes in the garage (waiting for car boot sale) so proved too difficult to get out to measure the course. He did, however, measure it through some rough and ready formula using paper, pencil, ruler and map! End result - 9.5 miles!!!!
|Date||28th August 2006||29th August 2006||30th August 2006||31st August 2006||2nd September 2006|
|Route||Lake||---||Lake, WSC||Lake, TC woods, FM||lake, train track, rowing lake, weir, track|
|Distance||5 miles||0 miles||4 miles||5 miles||9.5 miles|
|How enjoyable was it?||8/10||10/10||5/10||5/10||7/10|