Full stop

9 Mar

Session: long run inc 5km parkrun (7.04am)

Distance: 26km
Time: 2hr 29.25min (24.03min for 5km)
Pace: 5.44min/km
Cals: 1,508
Weather: 11.5*c, wind – N, 6kph (7.04am)
20.6*c, wind – NW, 6kph (10.30am)

Today’s highlights:
Bumping into Ruth on the way to parkrun
Chatting to Gary, Margaret, Jenni & Roger A at parkrun
Parkrun PB 🙂
Chatting to Roger P on the way home
Chatting with Louy at Kingston & Co post-run

Sleeps to marathon: 36

Another early rising so I could have something to eat well before leaving home for this morning’s long run. I’m feeling a bit like the hamster on the wheel at the moment – always running but going nowhere fast.

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The first 7km of the run took me down to the lake and to the start of parkrun. Bumped into Ruth, who was doing her long run before leaving for a weekend in Wollongong, so we had a bit of a natter before heading on our respective ways. This part of the run wasn’t particularly great so was glad to stop at the parkrun site for a breather. Caught up with Gary, Margaret and Jenni before the start.

The 5km run went well. The plan was to run it comfortably, remembering that I still had 14km to run home after parkrun. But the best laid plans…..yep, you get the picture! So I ended up doing a 32sec PB on this course, finishing the 5km in 24.03min, not that I knew this at the time. Another pleasant chat after the run then it was time to head home.

The last 14km felt like it was never going to end. I was tired, very tired. Chatted briefly with Roger P who was cycling around the lake. I have to say I was eyeing off his bike and wondering how I could hijack it to get me home. Still I continued on my way, concentrating on putting one foot in front of the other, until finally, at last, 26km ticked over on the Garmin.

That’s it – 26km today; 92km for the week. Full stop. 🙂

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At this stage I’ve completed 12km of my long run. (Photo credit: Gary Bowen)

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One Response to “Full stop”

  1. Ewen 09/03/2013 at 9:48 pm #

    New PB! That’s a big day – I’m tired just reading about it.

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