On Thursdays interval session things did not go well, not due to the running but due to technology. Mr Garmin did not behave at all. He took forever to surface and find a signal then had the cheek to tell me I had run half a mile in 4:33 with an average pace of 10:43. Now I am no Carol Vordeman but this does not tally with me. I adopted the attitude with him that I do with most men that a)lie b)mess about c)get on my nerves and I ignored him. He got his own back by confusing me as the lap button and pause button are the same and at times I did not know if I was paused or lapping, in the end gave up and just restarted every time I needed to do a fast 800 metres (which I discovered was almost half a mile), did this for 6 miles then staggered home.
Saturdays long run was not so long fortunately, my running buddy and I did 7 miles with a pace of 9:40. The last two weeks I have taken a sock along to mop my running nose and we have joked about this, this week I went up market and grabbed a serviette, by the end of the run I had a nice silver nose as the colour came off the napkin! Must find my Dad’s hanky that I used to use.
Discovered a down side to my early mornings this week, when hubby and I went out for a rare dinner and movie and I managed to sleep my way through Sherlock Holmes-oops.
Tonight I am meant to do a 5 mile race but don’t fancy going out as its cold and will be late by the time I can go. First missed run but don’t suppose it will be the last.
Almost there Janathoners.