I just finished a 17.323km running that lasted about 1hh:41mm:24ss !
What a difference to last week. It is about 10C warmer and spring flowers are starting to show. The forecast had a 50% chance of rain, but I think it came down before I went out. I decided today to run into Letchworth town centre, which is not a route I have used before.
The start was familiar as I ran up to Fairfield and out the other side along the road. Instead of running past Standalone Farm as I have before I took the long road towards the Spirella building. That road is a bit up and down. Then I headed into town and past the cinema. That was one of several locations from The World's End that I passed.
I finding the running hard today, but opted to push on for distance rather than pace. I took some back streets towards the industrial area. As a 'garden city' Letchworth has lots of trees and some nice houses. I took the road that leads to the council tip and there was a big queue of cars waiting for it to open. Then it was onto the Greenway. That was not too muddy today, but there were quite a few cyclists and runners on it.
The last few kilometres were hard work. I had walked a couple of brief stretches to recover a bit. If I had been feeling less worn out I might have added some distance to make it a half marathon, but I was happy enough to go straight home. At least I seem to recover fairly quickly, so I had a shower after I had cooled down a bit and am now having a coffee whilst I write this.
I have a few chores to do today. We are doing a trim of our big hedge and I need to clean out the chickens. I also have a load of stuff to put in the attic.