You wait for one blog and then lo and behold 3 come along together! So I shall write three different headings and you can chose which one you would like to read!
Wednesday Training day
Thursday Morning.It was a beautiful morning this morning. I just knew it would be a great run. I knew Janet was coming along, and she runs at my pace! And Trish had that awful stuff called W.O.R.K . happening today. But there was still five of us running along today. ZippySherry was there, Diane, Tracey and Sonya. All of them run faster than me! It will be a 'Lead from the back' run today! I also wanted to keep it to 5k, today, so the route was going to be through the woods, up the middle path, along to Botany Bay Lane and then up, again to the road and the pub, the Tigers Head.
But I do like to 'show off' a little, so running through two woods will be on the cards. We all set out and then went into the woods through Dog Poo ally. I told them we were going up the middle path. Now, if you read the first part of todays blog, then you will know, with me, the first 10 minutes of running my breathing is all over the place, literally puffing out of my arse! The other girls seem to be casually running up and up, well apart from Tracey, she don't like hills! But she was still in front of me!
We ran along the top, after turning left, to head for Botany Bay Lane, and we were all running pretty tight for a while. Going down on the undulations was pretty good though as I 'Wheeeee' all the way down! We were talking a little earlier that Sherry loves a hill, even the ones that go up! Whether it's riding her bike or running up them, then she will seek them out and run on it! I must try to find the love for hills, or even just like them, instead of fear for them!
Once we got up to the road, it was all fairly flat, we ran only the the main road, Chislehurst Road and then crossed over to run into Scadbury park! The sun was just shining through. The girls just waited for me to catch up to the them, and I took this picture of them! It gave me an excuse to stop moving all together too!
|Me, looking warm!|
|The girls waiting|
Back out on to the road and I tried to keep up with Sherry, I was running along beside her chatting away. I was feeling pretty out of breath but I was doing it. Then I did something silly, I looked at my Garmin and realised I was running at 10:10 m/mi! Of course that put a huge doubt in my mind that I shouldn't be doing that speed and that I should slow down! I guess that's the only downside of having a running device on you!!
We finished our run through Petts Wood when we crossed over the road again, and ran down passed the rail lines until we got to the ally again.
I really enjoyed my run this morning! I am sure I ran faster in places! Sometimes it's good to run with someone fast than you! Maybe next time I won't look at my watch!
The woods wasn't too bad for running in, look how clean our shoes are!
Last picture curtesy of Mr. S.