After a third easy run last Thursday which I didn’t record properly on my watch (hence the lack of a blog post) I decided it was time to up the stakes a little today, so I ended up running 5km although keeping it at quite an easy pace.
After a heavy weekend food wise, I felt pretty sluggish. although I started out at 6:30 pace, which is quite sprightly for my present lack of fitness.
I was pretty knackered at the end, although i did toy with the idea of a second lap of the Palermo lake since I was feeling pretty good as I came to complete the first, but in line with my new slowly slowly philosophy I managed to resist the temptation.
About the only thought I remember having on the run was that my target for the Nike 10km should probably be just to finish. Although I’d hope to finish in under 1:10:00, this may not be possible since I only started training again so close to the race. To think I could run a 56:00 10km and run to work every day (3.5km) and hit 90kg a couple of years ago now fills me with amazement. If I can get back to that level, I’ll appreciate it a lot more than I did at the time, that’s for sure.