Excuses link here. Oh I felt like such a wuss today. Knackered all morning doing churchy things, ages to do funeral prep that should have taken an hour tops……grateful to @Batty_Towers and @artsyhonker, without whom etc etc
Weather – Fine, 5 degrees.
Food – “ran” after lunch. Eventually
AFO – not worn, trainers worn. Plasters over rubbed bits. Seems to work
Route – Cycle path. Further along than I’ve run before.
Dogshit – nil. I’m beginning to wonder if the dogs I see don’t have bowels, an if so, may consider getting a dog.
Number of people – 1 runner, friendly. (All runners seem to be friendly. I assume this is because I constitute no threat to their PBs)
Number of people who said “hello, oh hi Claire” – none (hurrah again)
Plan – follow interval plan with 5 min warm up. 90 s steady, 120 s slow.
How was it? Blimey that was tough. First time ever stopped before end of one steady interval – but had “run” up most of hill. Also have flash new armband for phone, so used headphones, put on playlist.
Playlist – requires considerable work. I have four main ones – Happy, Driving, Quiet and Odd Sods – tried Happy. Just because music makes me happy, doesn’t make it good to run or walk to. I don’t recommend my current combo. I mean, Alice Cooper and Anastacia really don’t work. Trust me.
Distance 1.97 miles that’s really nearly 2 miles – wow!; Total time 29:31 min (that’s really nearly half an hour); pace 14:58, yes that’s nearly two miles in less than half an hour. My beloved Other Half has just pointed out that most people could walk faster than that, but I am choosing to ignore him.
Back/hip pain – none,
Enjoyment – 8/10 downhil, -3/10 uphill. And a huge shout for @paulkdesigner for the sharing of joy in achievement!
Shower – thank God
Smugness level – “Nah Nah na-Nah Nah”
Clerical collar – not worn