Excuses link here. It’s been a difficult morning, and I really really didn’t want to go out.
Weather – Mizzle (that’s light drizzle, slightly wetter than mist, you know the sort of thing).
Food – “
ran” grumped after lunch.
AFO – not worn, trainers worn. Plasters over rubbed bits. Jury still can’t make up mind
Route – Cycle path. Considered deviating into woods, but inviting downhill path would have meant ensuing uphill struggle
Dogshit – nil. I’m assuming this clean record can’t last, but a hearty thank you to the dog walkers of my village.
Number of cyclists – two (both friendly)
Number of runners – one (don’t be silly, of course that doesn’t include me, I’m not a runner)
Number of motorcyclists overtaking on blind bends over whom I thought I was going to have to say “Prayers at Death” – one
Number of actual times I needed to say “Prayers at Death” – none
Number of people who said “hello” – three
Number of people who said “hello, oh hi Claire” – none (hurrah again)
Plan – follow Runkeepers very slow 20 minute interval plan with 5 min warm up. 60 s steady, 90 s slow.
How was it? Grumpy. I felt quicker than I have so far, and then my legs started to ache and then I got competitive with myself, and I’m not yet fit enough to get competitive with myself so I was very cross. But this had as much to do with stuff from the morning, and things that await this afternoon. Church of England curates have to take their emotions somewhere, and mine came with me as I grumped. Just looked at segment times, and no wonder I felt quicker, I was. But I still run more slowly up hills than I walk up them – is this in any way normal?
Distance 1.72 miles; Total time 25 min; pace 14:31, yes 14:31 that’s 14:31 At that rate I’d finish a 5K in less than 45 minutes (scoff all you want, for me running is a miracle)
Back/hip pain – none, but good knee twinging. This is a sign I am overusing it to compensate for rubbish ankle. More thought, and possible AFO tomorrow.
Enjoyment – 5/10, too many cars, not enough peace.
Shower – welcome
Smugness level – Rather high
Clerical collar – not worn