No to the pub……Yes to a 5k PB

Today I crossed a crucial threshold.  Having secured a couple of mates to go to the pub with tonight, I changed my mind, and decided to go for a run instead. Ru To many people this would seem like nothing, but to me this is a major turning point.

So I rode my motorbike home from work, got prepared, and then went for a run.  It was my intention to take it slow, as I am still carrying a little bit of calf cramp from my swim on Saturday.  But (as my good friend Curry would say) “the legs felt good”.  

I had borrowed Cat’s Garmin watch which gave me instant feedback on my pace, and I was amazed to see I had set out at 5mins/km.  This would give me a 5k time of 25 minutes if I kept it up, which is not fast by general standards, but is superb for me.  

As I got to the sea front the sub 25 minute 5k was definitely not on.  It was windy.  Very windy.  So I ran into the wind till I got to 2.5k, and then I turned around.  Running with the wind was great, and meant I could conserve a bit of energy for the final 1k inland to home.

Arriving at my front door, I had managed a 5k of 26:15, which isn’t too bad at all.  If I can run that at Henley on Sunday, after a quick swim and bike then I may well do OK.

So in short I am pleased with myself.  I have celebrated with a corned beef sandwich, and am now off to bed.



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