I have a number of routes near home that I just refer to as “Home Run” with the distance a the front. This evening, I got home from work, put my gear on and headed straight out for a much needed run. My watch took aaaaages to pick up satellites but finally got them just as I was about to give up. I set off undecided as to whether I was doing 5km Home Run or 6km Home Run. By the end of the first kilometre I had decided this was a 5km run.
It started off hard, as it always does. And then it just felt good. Really good. I had two planned walk breaks, switched my watch on to just show me heart rate details and refused to check my splits. Tonight was just about running. About pushing it a bit for the first time in a couple of months and enjoying the fact that it wasn’t so damn hot anymore!
I finished hard (for me) and checked the numbers:
- Distance: 5km
- Time: 31:31
- Elevation: 24m (nice and flat)
- Fastest km: 5:51
I actually had two splits under 6 mins, it’s a long time since that happened!