On Sunday I slept in until 9:30am which I think is the first time in a long while that I haven’t been up at 7ish. I started working on some university work sitting on the sofa in my PJ’s. It was a lovely sunny day and it felt good to relax at home after several busy days.
On my training plan I was due to do a 10 mile run but by 1pm it had started raining, so I held off going and then by 4pm I was still in my PJ’s; and any motivation to run was rapidly dwindling.
So I bit the bullet and got changed and set out for a loop down towards the Thames, past the beautiful bridges crossing the river, through Battersea Park, round Clapham Common, down to Tooting Common and home again.
It wasn’t as cold as I thought, the rain had stopped and the sun was setting as I set off.
The first 7Km were OK, the next 5 were a bit of a struggle, and the last 4 were ok. I debated stopping at 10Km because the thought of another 6Km was wildly unappealing but I had a downhill segment coming so I thought I would persevere and I’m glad I did.
It wasn’t the fastest 10 mile ever at 1:47:31, but faster than the race one a few weeks back by a good 5 minutes.
In all honesty I’m just glad I ran at all, and even happier I ran the 10 miles on my training plan instead of cutting it short. It’s just 2 weeks now to the half-marathon. As it’s a trail run I am just going to be running to complete it, no time aim. Although I will probably look up what my time was last year and see if I can at least try and come under that!