Another park run today and it's a measure of how far I have come that I can run under 29 minutes for 5k and yet be slightly disappointed with the time.
Won't be able to run the park run next week but have decided to enter the Rugby half marathon on the Sunday. Don't know if this is a good idea but I guess I will find out next week.
The shoes are officially broken in now. I had to change my normal run because the bridge was closed so I ended up running a mile or so along the canal so my feet ended up wet and dirty.
Today was the first day I really had to remind myself why I am doing this as the run was tough. It's been a long week but I am determined to complete the challenge.
Back to my usual route - even if I needed the head torch in the dark.
Had to walk under the bridge as the road was closed and I wasn't sure what I was going to find - easier to miss a large hole if you are walking!
A short sprint tonight as I didn't get home until late and only had half an hour to run, shower and go out again. My fastest mile pace which means I am starting to learn how to run both uphill and downhill correctly. Pleased with that.
After a long day visiting uni it was good to get out and run back from church. Extended the run but happy to stretch the legs.
So I wanted to break 30 minutes on today's park run but wasn't feeling great when I started.
Really pleased to smash it with a new park run PB of 28:23 which was nearly 2 minutes quicker than my last run in Rugby two weeks ago, and 30 seconds faster than last weeks run in Chipping Sodbury which was a much flatter and faster course.
Thanks to Richard Mason, Ted Old, Graham Smith and Sam Banfield for the encouragement. Sam you are my next target!
Another short run tonight due to time pressures, and very annoyed that the GPS failed on me so it didn't stop when I had finished but only half way through my warmdown!
I was faster than that.