Date: 18.01.2012

Time: about 35 mins.

Distance: 5.42 km.

Average pace: Not sure.

Route: done in the same direction as on 17.01.12

Ok, this route has finally gotten to me. I think it’s time to find a new one, and quick. I ran this route in the same direction today as I did yesterday, but this time it had somewhat lost it’s charm. Today was still quite cold but no where near as cold as it has been, which was nice, but it was also quite drizzly, which was not. I must admit I was pretty pleased with myself for remembering to take a cap to keep the rain out of my eyes. You see that’s one of the problems with living on the third floor – if you get downstairs and outside before you discover that you left something behind, in general it stays behind. This is probably a bit odd considering I can face the thought of going for a half hour run, but not the thought of  going back up some stairs to get something that will make that run more comfortable. Very odd. I should probably work on that.

The stiffness in my legs is easing and I’m finding the actual running more enjoyable with each day that I stick at it. My breathing is starting to feel a bit more relaxed, which is great. I now no longer feel as though I’m going to pass out. I’m pleased to note too that I don’t seem to have any twinges in my legs today and that strange burn in my shoulders was only noticeable today by it’s absence. So great news all around on that front.

I’m not too sure about the timings again as I am still not really worrying about how fast or slow I’m running. I don’t want to push things along too fast and end up with an injury. That would be a disaster. I will be spending some time today looking for a new route to run, as the monotony is probably the most negative thing about today’s run.

I think my overall feeling about this run is that things are slowly improving. Possibly a bit slower than I would have liked but there’s not much I can do about that. I would rather play it safe, and stay injury free for long enough to compete in my first triathlon, than get injured, be unable to and end up feeling really sorry for myself. Hopefully tomorrow, if all things go well, I’ll have a new route to moan about.


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