10k - 55.19mins, avg pace 8.54
Route: EXETER!! Whoop. Down to the river, Double Locks, swing bridge, then back via the quayside.
Listening to: Annie Mac
Pre-marathon training training (PMTT)
Ahhh… and relax… Back home for the Christmas break and running in the fresh country air. What a beautiful day, and it’s still so mild for this time of year. I had a lovely little jaunt, down through Barton Fields, past the house where I lived throughout my teens, and down to the river past the stinking glue factory. It was still chugging away on Christmas Eve, releasing the festive smell of dead animals into the air. Times like this, I’m proud to be a vegetarian. Insert smug smile.
Then down along the river, past the Double Locks (plenty of memories from that place - first job, first cig… and a few other firsts…), down to the swing bridge and back along the other side, passing old faces on bikes until I reached the quay.
It was my quickest time for the 10k in this training schedule. But I have to admit, I stopped to take a load of photos, and paused the stopwatch each time. I’m not saying that I cheated, but I’m wondering if stopping and starting makes my time quicker…
Anyways, I bloody loved it…