Posted: 21/11/2011 at 11:07
OK, so after I posted yesterday morning, I went out for a quick short one, just 2.5 miles, but I found it way more tough than I should have, and I know it's because my pace was all over the show. I set my iPhone app to tell me my pace in my ear every 1 minute, and one minute it was 9.48 min/mile, then next it might be 6.45 m/m, then 8.30 m/m, then 7.00 *sigh*. I really neeeeeed a Forerunner!
My husband is currently looking for proper shoes, he's a slight over-pronator so is looking at stability/support shoes - what do you guys have Stripes & Silver? Took me long enough to find mine, which I love and have been fantastic (Asics Gel 1160) - wonder if they do them in men's, hmmm.
Silver - Look at you go! 53 mins is a great time, and to think only a month or two ago you were concerned you weren't going to get past 5-6k, now look Definitely sign up for a half, I think you'd be great! Haha, I don't think I'd have the balls to give a present away without opening it, plus the suspense would near kill me (not that I'm nosy or anything.... ).
Mal - Thanks, it went really well! I just made a nice easy dish that could bubble away most of the day, nothing too fussy y'know. But yes, it was very lovely, and everyone had a great time Glad you're on the mend, when do you think you'll get out for a run next? Where in the country are you? Oh, and I used a program called Irfanview to resize a pic of Santorini that I already had on my hard drive (it's where I got married last year).
Stripes - really sorry to hear the race didn't go as well as you would have liked, but as you say, you made some mistakes and can learn from them. Having said all that, you finished it, and in a great time too, so don't be too hard on yourself!
Boo - sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! I absolutely love Brum, for all the reasons you said, and definitely prefer it to London too. Hope the LSR goes well tomorrow!
Zumba for me tonight, so I'll not be running til Wed, boo.