Not a bad run at all
Not a bad run at all, very quick for this time of year, in fact quite quick for most times of year. As I think I said last time is it because I’m quite the lightweight now, perhaps, is it because I’m running with a more upright posture, unlikely but it might be… actually I think it’s more likely that it’s a bit of both and also something to do with me not having smoked in the last two months… and running a bit more often too.
I ran straight after work on a dull and cold Friday afternoon after a particularly long week at work. It took me all my self-discipline to get out there but once I started it wasn’t bad.
The wind was from the side and a bit in my face on the way out but I really did a pacey out lap. At the half way point I accidently hit the stop button rather than the lap one so my times will be out by a few seconds and rather than being a two lap run it will all appear as just one lap. Despite all this my time was really good.
On the way back a couple started running in front of me, the girl I easily passed but the man was putting on a cracking pace and he proved a much tougher nut to crack. I passed him quickly though but I always felt that he was there and at one point I caught him running about four yards off my right shoulder. I nearly broke myself keeping up a pace but I didn’t want him to pass, at the end I noticed him again and he really wasn’t that far behind me, I did however manage to keep him there.
Don’t know if he just couldn’t get past or whether he was just toying with me and using me for pace, he was good though but I know I’ll get quicker. He did have short legs too J