distance: 4.4 km
time: 30:45 min
total ascent: 95 m
two splits with fastest pace of 4:40 and 4:50/min
average pace 6:59/min
The forecast is pretty rotten for today but there was a tiny bit of morning sunshine predicted for 8am. Well, surprisingly they got it right. I woke up to a clear blue sky and though I hadn’t slept that much due to binge watching HoC season 3 (which is as boring as real politics – not sure who said that the other day on J’s twitter feed, but it is true ).
Getting out of bed was easy knowing this might be my only time to go for a run today. After a quick breakfast I drove down to Courtown to test my new runners on the road along the sea front. I did 6 x (1.5 min fast plus 1 min slow, with a fastest pace of 4:50 /km in two of the splits) and a few extra km before and after. It’s a flattish run but the app still registered 95m ascent, so I guess flat is relative
And when I was done the clouds started to appeared. I stayed around for a few more photos and 15 minutes of stretching and core work. There was an empty park bench I used for dips , planks, push-ups etc. It was weird to do this in a relatively public place. By the time I was done the town had started to wake up a little and families with small children and dog walkers started to appear and it made me rather self conscious. It was time to go, the sun had disappeared and as I drove off the first drops started to fall. By now it’s a sleet and rain mix out there.
That’s island weather for you.