Having gone to the gym this morning and having at least two full rest days ahead of me (and because the sun was splitting the sky) I decided I’d do a nice easy 10 mile run tonight after work.
I fancied some company, but no one was taking me up on the offer so I left the flat just after 6, just me, my Garmin and Emeli Sande on my iPod.
I’m missing my good bud Jackie to run with and I decided I’d do part of our loop de loop run on part of tonight’s route. And I had to offer to meet Jane and her running club, but I decided I’d try a nice run on my own instead.
A short while into the run I noticed a little green fly on my watch. I was going to ping it away, but missed and it stayed on there. Gordon (I named him ) stayed with me the whole run.
It was a gorgeous night and I decided I’d try to take it easy. I was being careful and trying to keep my heart rate below 150 (80%) for the duration. Pace didn’t matter, I’d be slower on the uphills and faster in the downhills, I just wanted to try and keep myself from working hard.
I succeeded in keeping every mile (except mile 9 at the slight hill on maxwell drive) to keep my avg heart rate at 150 or below.
Can you see Gordon the greenfly in the pics above? He had a great time going around Glasgow in the sun with me. Keeping me company all the way. I tried to make him fly away in the flat and I had a horrible feeling I’d squished him. Lol. But he ended up flying away outside.
Here’s me finished… Can you spot asda and jasper? See here if you’re wondering who the heck I’m talking about: http://asdaandjaspersadventures.wordpress.com/
I was going to do 10.7 miles down near the Gorbals, but an hour in I met Jane and her crew so I ran with her for a mile or so on a hill rep / speed rep before going on to finish and change the end to my route.
I know that part of town so well now I now exactly where to go to make up the miles. I ran through Pollok Park and thought of many people, Jackie, Julie Ann, Fit Girl; was running past maxwell park and thought of Julia. Along Albert Drive and thought of Aimee.
I had a good easy run in what was apparently 22′C heat (?): 10 miles in just under 1:30, 700 cals, Avg HR: 148 (78%) max HR: 160 (84%), Garmin Training Effect: 3.5.
Here’s the route on Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/203069997
Back home to a tasty and healthy sized portion / dinner of salad, chicken and balsamic vinegar.
I’m a tiger again.
(if you don’t know what I mean, listen to this, my favourite song just now, perhaps of all time):