I have not run since Friday! Yep that’s right and that means no 13 mile run over the weekend as planned, that is the 2nd week in a row I have not managed it, so much for a weekly half marathon! I could offer all kind of excuses:-too busy, too tired, knee hurt, too hot, football on TV, dog ate trainers etc but to be honest I just did not want to, to run 13 miles when you dont want to run 1 would have been madness even for me. I could not even face running on Monday.
Today however I knew I had to get out there. This week I am due to repeat week 4 of the training plan to bring me in line with the Bupa 10k run and the plan calls for 5 miles steady again, with pace of 9:11, I did not want to pace watch (did not want to run either) so set out to do a steady run at a pace I felt comfortable with. I set out early, how early? Early enough to see the street lights switch off and then sun awaken, oh and to see a club goer stagger home in not such a straight line (a Monday night, tut tut).
Managed the 5 miles in 47:02 with average pace of 9:25 which is not far off target pace which amazed me. Morning was beautiful and noticed the honeysuckle is coming out and smelt delicious.