I was all ready to run but hung around just over 4 minutes for the Garmin watch to find a signal. I gave up waiting and started to run. 8 minutes later my Garmin caught up with me!
Thankfully iSmoothRun and my iPhone do not have such problems so I just started my run with them and managed to clock up 5K in the cold spring wind (yes the weather has turned again).
I planned to run last night but major train problems meant it took a couple hours to get home so I did not hat the time (or the will), but the time I got home.
Today was a day of wrapping things up at work and apart from some problems with the network and my work laptop I managed to achieve all I wanted to from home today.
My run started slowly and it seemed to carry on as such for ages – in fact around 3K I really felt like my legs were going to cave in as they felt like lead and I found it hard going.
I paused for a walk segment at 3K and a quick drink before starting again. I got to 4K and then preserved to 5K but found it tough today.
I have no idea why today was quite so tough but as we all know not all runs are good ones!
So this is my last run in Colchester for a bit and I plan (or hope) to run at least once when we arrive in Vancouver. I am not sure about the second leg of our journey though as things will be much more rural and rugged – I will see how things fair when we get to Vancouver Island!
On today’s performance I am not sure how I will cope with the Tower of London 10K for the British Heart Foundation which is right after my holiday – maybe the trip will be the perfect break I need to get me in the mood to sprint around the Tower Moat (yeah right!)
I am so close to my fundraising target and would be very very grateful if you could see your way to sponsor me… Go on, I won’t ask again I promise!