This morning it snowed.
My first reaction was “shit” – I was due to do a 6 mile run but, if I’m honest, I was delighted to get outside despite the snow still falling heavily. I had worn my Nike trail shoes for some extra grip, despite the fact that I’ve not run that far on the road with them on, and they actually felt very similar in support to my Ghosts. Apart from my niggly left calf/Achilles, I felt great.
The conditions slowed me down a bit, but apparently not that much. I had to slow down on some downhill sections that felt a bit dodgy and to say hello to the horses (well, you have to, don’t you?), but at the rest I just trudged away ignoring the bemused looks on driver’s faces as they pulled across the road to avoid me.
I ran out along the shore road, thinking that it would be quieter traffic wise, and turned at 3 miles to head back in. I didn’t actually notice my time when I hit the stop button on Gary Garmin and so was pleasantly surprised to see that I’d run 10k in 65:45. It didn’t feel fast or strained, but that time is comparable to my 10k race time in 2011, just a couple of minutes slower than last year’s time.
A great start to my training anyway!
|Avg Pace:||10:58 min/mi|
|Elevation Gain:||104 ft|
Breakfast : Porridge with banana and many cups of tea
Powerade Drink at 3 and 5 miles
Groovestar NZ base layer
Reebok Waterproof Running Jacket
Xcelerate Long Running Tights
Crane Knee Length Compression Socks
Nike Alvord trail shoes
Asics waist bag/drink holder
Crane reflective dayglo vest