Monday, 18 June 2007

Hmmmm lovely.

Had a more than delightful 7 mile run to St. Andrews today. It was almost too hot (for wimpish me) and remarkably humid, but there was no sun. I saw such delightful sights and heard the most incredible birds. Saw a tiny little field mouse, a pair of herons, the usual plethora of rabbits and a golden corn field infested with poppies bobbing about in the gentle breeze.
Needless to say: "It's a new dawn, it's a new day and I'm feeeeling good (dum, da, dum, da, dum etc)." All did feel much brighter post run (bless those endorphins). Managed to get lots of work done and reassurance from TheO that they will clean the entire house before our guest arrives, possibly finish the ironing and the bed has already been changed. I'm even considering taking down my (imaginary) 'bless this mess' sign.
But onto the stats (which I find I can remember alarmingly well, despite being unable to remember the names of even fairly good friends).

1.12.21 total run time for 7 miles
10.20 pace
10K in 64min exactly so slightly off the pace but I was trying to take it easy as this was my first run on a hard surface in almost 5 weeks.

9.55 . 10.11 . 10.22 . 10.35 . 10.27 . 10.22 . 10.26

Didn't feel any pain (arch got slightly warm at one point) and recovery was acceptable but it did feel like a hard distance. Still considering the half - it might be a wee bit too much right now. Ah well, wait and see.

3 comments:

Rae! said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.Sounds like a nice day.Here it is raining most of the day.

londonjogger said...

hey well done on the run... the route sounds amazing ...

Joggerblogger said...

Man I wished I'd run that - I had to dodge flies and dog turds :-/