Posted: 12/08/2014 at 22:34
So tonight I was originally going to do 800m intervals and at the last minute decided that I would do my usual rolling hills at pace.
Decision was on the basis of I will not be able to do this much more as we move into September as with the evenings closing in and work being busy meaning no early evening runs will be possible, it will be too dark in the wooded sections. Running without being able to see where your feet are is not clever.
It was clear skies when I went out but after a mile in, the skies became black very quickly and then it poured. So I got soaked and it did not matter whether I was in the open or under trees it was very wet, cold and windy.
I pushed it very hard tonight and my splits were :
7:41 ; 7:17 ; 7:28 ; 7:26 ; 7:05 ; 7:33 ; 7:12 and 7:18.
Average pace 7:22 m/m.
Smashed my previous best of 7:34 m/m.
8 miles in 59 mins. Some going even if I say so myself.
Where did that come from. Conditions were the worst I have run in for a while. I was up super early this morning too.
There is no doubt that adding this run to my repertoire has really improved my base fitness level.
Easy run planned for tomorrow.