Lovely day here, if a bit fresh. Clearly not as fresh as Oop North.
Missed out the opportunity for a brief lunchtime run. (Mildly annoyed). But finished promptly, got home and got out. Now the thing is this: my left calf has been pretending to niggle. It's probably just a knot the size of a hawser cable, but it bothered me all day. So I get home, don my new trainers and go out in trepidation. The first mile is always a progression from snail-like up to proper pace. But I had to double take on the first mile time. I was just in the zone and running for fun. But I finished as though it was a proper training run.
6.6 miles, ave 7:17 m/m, and (shock) av HR 138. No idea where that one came from. A season best for the rat run, and HR in the threshold zone. Perhaps just thinking about marathon running helps?