Morning Run - Benny Hill
I just finished a 5.838km running that lasted about 0hh:34mm:51ss !
When I stepped outside today it felt pretty warm, but everything was wet and it did rain a bit as I went up the road. I had it in mind to do some hill intervals on the nearest appreciable slope, which is West Drive that leads up to the old asylum. I just jogged to the start of that and then set off on the first climb.
There were a couple of old guys who I often see out walking and I passed them several times as I did my five climbs. Each time it is up about 6m over 300m, which does not sound much, but it is enough to make it harder than running on the flat. It is equivalent to going up a couple of floors in a building.
I took it gently going downhill and even walked at times as I was putting it all into the climbs. I am happy enough that most were under 5min/km pace and it would be good to consistently get them all under. I did have the Strava 'Local Legend' status for that segment, but someone has overtaken me. I should do it every week and then I should be well ahead.
The rain did not amount to anything, so I was not too wet. I was wearing my On Cloudflow shoes that are really light, but as with my other shoes they are getting a bit worn. I ought to get some new ones.
I took it easy again on the way home. There were not too many kids around going to school, but I took the back way around to our place anyway. That involves another climb, but I was not going for speed by then.
Run free and stay well.