I should have just procrastinated less and got out earlier but, as it was I ummed and ahhed, looked out of the window, wondered if it was going to rain and when we eventually got outside I ran a bit and it started to rain. For those that think I am some kind of fair weather wuss, I must point out that I run with a running buggy but we don’t have a rain cover so, although I don’t care if I get wet or not, it’s a bit unfair to subject the little co-runner to a downpouring. To make up for the lack of run and for yesterday’s lack of a sit-ups/press-ups combo, I have really gone for it down on the floor. I feel slightly light-headed.
Juneathon Day 5
Sit-ups: 3 sets of 50, 150 in total
Press-ups: 3 sets of 10, 30 in total
Time: 19 minutes 20 seconds
Distance: 1.75 miles
Average Pace: 11.03
Best Pace: 8.35
My contribution to Highway Kind’s yoga challenge was to get myself into the Cobra position after all those sit-ups, felt nice it did too.
I found it hard to get to sleep last night after the crisis that was the Square Mile Run. The odd distance had really thrown me, and made me think I need to enter a real 5k race to test myself, try and work towards a faster pace. I also remembered an overheard conversation: ‘I’m sursprised how quicky he left us – blah – blah – blah – well, he was wearing casual shorts’. Poor man. They would have been horrified by the man I kept trying to lose in the last mile (or was it two miles, or three?) who was most definitely wearing ‘casual shorts’ and white fashion pumps! He was doing my head in because he had this really heavy, laboured footfall obviously drowned out to him as he had headphones on, but draining for any fellow runners. Oh, and a man running in jeans…It seems I wasn’t the only one to be thrown by the dodgy distance measuring. Cathy has written up her race report here, and it came in at over four miles. That would explain my time, which was more like a 4-miler than anything less. Hmmmmmm.