Well, that was wet. The heaviest rain I’ve ever run in, for sure, and I must definitely find a non-towpath route so I can avoid big puddles in weather like this! I was soaked, and my shoes and socks definitely weighed a fair bit more at the end of the run than they did at the beginning…
On the plus side, the twenty-five minute Week 6, Run 3 of the C25K is done and dusted. And it actually seemed easier than the twenty minute run of Week 5. It was certainly easier at the beginning, although I think I was equally knackered and just-plodding-on by the end.
I think I went a little too fast for the first half, too; must definitely try to pace myself a bit better. But Thea Gilmore’s Mainstream just bounced me into it, really. Luckily the slightly slower ska beat of The Clash came along for the last half to keep me going.
Today is definitely the furthest I’ve run. Working it out on Gmaps Pedometer (clicking there should actually take you to my specific route), I reckon today’s run was a bit over two miles, or three and a half kilometres, in twenty five minutes. I’m happy with that, and I’m even happier that the first half was actually not just slogging through the rain, but quite cheerful jogging in the rain.
Anyway. Back now, and much more cheerful now I’ve dived through a nice warm shower and into my carefully-prepared bathrobe and green monster slippers. There’s nothing like a bit of home comfort to welcome you back after a run.