I’d originally planned on running 6-8 miles on Tuesday morning, but bed was more appealing…so I took the morning off instead (and went swimming at night). 😉
I managed to get out of bed this morning, and (as usual) I’m glad I did.
It was dark, but not too cold when I left just before half 6am. I had on shorts, tshirt and a cap… I figured it had been quite mild recently so I wouldn’t need long sleeves etc. I was right. Although I could see my breath at some points, I was wearing just the right clothes for a longish run.
I decided to try a new route this morning (part of my one new route a week challenge)… up to Muirend and Cathcart where I used to live.
I put on Queen to listen to… (bringing me back to when I was about 8 and used to steal the album off my big brother Ross)… and ran as the sun came up.
I was running comfortably and steadily for about 2 miles, then at about 2.5 miles I seemed to get a sort of stitch… I concentrated on breathing well and just enjoy the run, and I managed to get rid of it.
When I got to Muirend I knew that it was sort of downhill from there, and for some reason, it made me feel a bit better.
I was pushing over the last half a mile home (nice wee downhill) and got back to where I usually finish (Seaward St/Paisley Rd). My garmin had measured 8.4 miles, so I pushed it a little to go on to do 8.5 miles in total.
All good. I love running run as the sun comes up and the birds start to sing. 😀
(Against 76% average HR for a 5 mile run at 9:10 pace yesterday, GTE: 3.2 😀 )