This will be the longest run since FLM05
After an early start, porage and seeing everyone off to school/work I had time to mark a few scripts before setting out.
I decided to pursue my water + glucose tablets regimne and see if it will be ok.
The weather is as it has been for days - grey - but at least not too cold and it is dry.
The route is my nearly9 mile route plus my nearly6 mile route, without actually coming right home. As the 6 miles is a sort of subset of the 9, this will involve most of killer hill twice, but that is difficult to avoid starting from home.
Usual tight calves for the first few miles, together with a slightly sore shin, but nothing to worry about once I was warmed up - about 3 miles!!
I'm getting to know the out route better now and there is enough traffic and other people about to feel safe but much better than all main road.
Passing a field of sheep I spotted the first lambs I've seen this year - it was quite cold so they were all snuggled up with their mums.
Coming up killer hill for the first time my back was really aching and there was a slight temptation to cut this short and come home, rather than start the second loop, but I gritted my teeth, thought of my waister pals and on I went.
This was a tough few miles - I struggled to run at all on some of the upwards bits and parts were miserable, but then I'd come to a level bit and find myself plodding along at 13:20 pace again!
When I arrived at Killer Hill the second time I remembered Highway Kind's advice from a year ago and just used the walk as a warm down and didn't even attempt to run it.
So its done!
|7||13:06||137||stopped watch to buy water|
|8||13:17||138||killer hill first time|
|9||14:04||134||back on the second loop|
|10||13:53||134||not so quick this time!|
|11||14:23||135||back aching really struggling|
|0.97||16:33||126||walked most of killer hill|