How is my challenge going? Today was day 6 of my December run streak and this is how it has been so far…..
Day 1: 2 Miles done at a relaxed 8:30 m/m pace but too soon after dinner! Went out at 9pm, came back, shower and bed.
Day 2: 2 Miles done again at 8:30 pace. Again, really enjoyed it. Learned lesson from day one so went out at 9:45pm. Was odd as it was so late, no one was out, didn’t see many cars and I just wanted to get round quick and go home.
Then was the time to organize myself better and look at timings of my runs. Late evening runs daily for a month wouldn’t be beneficial and I’m not sure the mind and body would cope with it. On my way home from work, I catch the train, for a short journey, then walk 2.5 Miles home. So why not running home from the train station!? Easy right? Ive done it many times but doing it everyday will be a challenge in itself, taking gear to work, getting changed at work, then run home with a full rucksack on my back. Not easy enough if it has been a long tirying day at work. But my determination and love to run takes over and I will get home earlier. Bonus! So.……
Day 3: Windy and wet 2.5 Miles from train station to home with full rucksack (don’t worry! With clothes and shoes from the day, not rocks!). Good run at same 8:30 pace, again! How consistent! I got home in time for a shower before dinner, then was able to enjoy my evening and not worry about getting out late! Result!
Day 4: See day 3! Same distance, same weather, same pace!
Day 5: Saturday. This run was a bit annoying as after a long week at work, Christmas shopping early afternoon (as I had a lie in!) And the weather being horrendous, running was the last thing in mind! But after reading on twitter some of my friends finished a 32 Miles trail race, I was out running like lightning. Well done @emmah1506 and Co. They gave me a kick in the backside and I ran 2 Miles at again 8:30 pace! Is my TomTom watch stuck at that pace? Is it broken? Nop! I’m happy to say my consistency continues.
Day 6: Sunday, 9am start. Dry, warm but still really windy out there. Ready to go out although my head was saying no, don’t do it! Anyhow, I went out, started at a nice slow pace, felt good but still, the mind wasn’t there. After running at an average pace of 10m/m for 6 Miles, it was time to push, time to get home! I was actually surprised how I was feeling since I’ve been running everyday this week. Legs were strong, not feeling the miles and tarmac, and I finished the last 2 Miles at around 9:00m/m. I finished the 10 Miles in 1h39 but most importantly felt great (even Louise said I still looked fresh when I arrived home), felt strong, felt happy and ready to start another week and day 7 with another run.