After watching my beloved haul around the Royal Parks Half Marathon in the morning on Sunday in a very respectable 2 hours, I dragged my own ass out for a run in the afternoon. 9.5km route planned (3 hills, one of which is a real doozy) and a light drizzle started as soon as I left the house. 56:48 later (10.03kph average speed) I was at the end of the route, soaked through the top layer of clothes by the persistent drizzle and a little bit pink, also choking a bit on the flies I'd inhaled in the last little bit of the run as they tend to hang around in clouds under the trees in that area.
Not bad; and it looks like I'll be able to do the 10K in 2 Sundays' time in under 60 minutes :oD (it's flatter and apparently one always goes a bit quicker in a real race anyway). So, having been so righteously killed by running, we stuffed our faces with Chinese takeaway and beer *beam*
Also, no pain in my legs today at all. Chocolate milk and a hot bath worked a treat!
Aaaand here are the stats...
Exercise count: 5
Exercise time: 03:19
Exercise kcals: 1,922
Totals since 15th June 2009:-
Exercise count: 116
Exercise time: 61:20
Exercise kcals: 33,215
awesome, you'll defo be able to do it quicker than an hour - race atmosphere alone carries you!ReplyDelete
where's your race? x
Aw, thanks! The race is at Clapham Common - nice 'n' (mostly) flat :o)ReplyDelete
ooh, that's just down the road from me, though not sure if I want to venture into Cla'ham given that a kid got shot there the other day! Still, that's sarf laaandan for ya ;-)ReplyDelete
I might enter too, gonna see if I can persuade my other half as well :-)
scratch that, I *have* entered it :-DReplyDelete
I'm not going to beat my time set when I did it on 03/10/2004 of 51:33 but I might beat my last attempt at this race on 14/10/2007 when I did it in 55:39, fingers crossed! x
Woo! So we'll see you guys there then :o)ReplyDelete
I'll be happy with any time under 60:00 and I'm sooo nervous about running with Other People around me, rather than just bashing the streets by myself!