What a glorious sunny morning, probably the first proper summer morning of the year.
Ripe for a run, I got out early and headed down to Seaton having taken the rest of the day as a holiday.
Decided that I fancied trying out the fast long stride so I zipped along the sea front for as long as I could muster before my lungs gave in at the third of the lap marker. Not great but not bad, I just now need to be able to do this for about ten times as long and even faster. I still though managed to summon all my strength and despite some jogging I still managed to put in some more fast bits on the first and second laps. Now this normally would have been great but unfortunately at the end of the first lap I wrongly pressed the wrong button – the stop button – on my watch rather than the lap one so I managed to lose all my second lap and total run times. Boo hiss too as I bet this was going to be a good time. The first lap was good and despite a bit of a headwind on the second I still pressed on made a good time so it should have been a half decent time.
My start marker has disappeared behind a bunch of fencing that’s being used on the seafront rejigging (see photo) and on my return lap a workman told me that I had to turn around as my route was now fenced off. It was pretty bewildering but despite the hour of the morning and the tiny window they had they’d managed to shutter off a bit of my route and I had to hop back a few hundred yards to compensate. I did a very athletic hop up onto the raised grass area, I was quite happy that I didn’t go flat on my face while doing this.