First run in four weeks done! It was short, flat and just a bit hard. Not helped by forgetting to use my inhaler this morning, so breathing was definitely more difficult than it needed to be. But it’s done. And now I get back to getting on with things, working on my fitness, etc, etc.
Nick and I have the week off, our version of a holiday – the girls stay in daycare and have a “home holiday” for ourselves. So this morning after dropping the girls off, we continued on to Bicentennial Park and took ourselves for a 5-6km slow and steady run. It was lovely running new paths, weaving our way over the boardwalk through the mangroves, then along the bike paths. The final stretch was a climb up some steps – very poor route planning on my part – and a final push to hit exactly 5km at our car.
And so convenient. We just happened to have parked right near the cafe for a post run muffin and drink!
My legs were fine, I think I woke them up on the exercise bike on the weekend. I struggled with my breathing the whole time though which wasn’t much fun. My heart rate jumped for more than a kilometre at the start before settling back to a normal 160ish. A slight pull from my right achilles again towards the end, but otherwise everything worked as it should. A decent enough start.
- Distance: 5km
- Time: 36:10
- Elevation: 18m