I set out of the door this morning for a run, didn’t bother eating anything except my medication ! Donned my rucksack, left her ladyship in bed, prevented the moggy from dashing out the door and distracted him with his breakfast, switched on the garmin and I was off.
Its a pretty steep start as I head up towards Williamson park, but it levels off after that. My enthusiasm gets the better of me and my first mile is completed in 7:26…..hmm no wonder I felt knackered.
As I plod on I feel more and more like I’m going to just collapse, its hard work, why am I so knackered?? Then after 4 miles it dawns on me that I haven’t eaten anything since 8pm last night so there probably isn’t enough energy to sustain my running at pace. Maybe next time I should have a chewy bar before setting off.
One plus about the run was the weather, glorious sunshine and a nice crisp morning, no wind and quite warm. I had my shorts on and my legs weren’t cold, about half way into the run my gloves came off and the jacket got unzipped……roll on spring !
I get my second wind as I get onto campus and do a lap ( its one mile round the perimeter road ) to finish. I’m knackered, but now having showered and had some porridge and my coffee I feel alive and ready to face the day. Hope I recover for my swimming lesson tonight.
distance: 6.05 miles time: 49:30 8.11 min mile Av 5:41 min mile best
160 HR 866 Calories burned.