Quick lap slow time
Started again straight after work and a drive through from Middlesbrough to Seaton.
I pretty dismal day, but I like it that way as it keeps everyone at home. A light sprinkle of drizzle, a grey sky and a gnarly little wind would insure a peaceful run. But hey ho, there’s still all the holidaymakers, the footballing kids at the start and end and the bunch of kids at the turning point.
Never mind, I cut a bit of a dash and steamed off down the seafront with the wind at my heels urging me on to loosen up and spread out that stride and the drizzle maintaining me at a nice and even coolness. Managed to dash off at a fair pace and looking at the chart for a little while my pace was well up there and my cadence was down which seems to suggest that for a little while I relived my youth and opening up and took off. It didn’t last long but the rest of the lap was reasonable and it amounted to my quickest lap of the year. The return wasn’t so great, after being urged on by the kids (well one of them shouting “you’re half way there” how right he was, nice hat too) at the half way point, I ground to a halt and took an age to get back to the start point for a pretty unremarkable total time.
Still I’m beginning to remember how to run fast again, I just need my muscles and lungs to loosen up and be able to support this stride pattern. Hopefully not smoking will release new super lung powers and only being two weeks into my abstinence then perhaps there’s plenty more lung capacity to be opened up with the continual battering I’m going to be giving them.
Strange, but down near the Hartlepool end of the run there was a mini-oilrig type affair striding one of the piers/jetties. It was really weird and looked as though it had been placed there to repair the said jetty/pier and more weird still it looked as though it was made of giant Lego blocks.
Anyway I didn’t get a picture, perhaps I’ll have one soon.