Morning Run - Long and fast(ish)

in EXHAUST3 months ago

I just finished a 7.571km running that lasted about 0hh:44mm:17ss !


The schools are closed for Easter and so I could take the cyclepath to Stotfold without fear of crowds. I opted to do my long intervals routine that is 800m fast with 200m recovery, times six. I am trying to rebuild some speed for when parkrun restarts.

It was a gentle run to Stotfold Road to warm up. I passed a house with an Easter tree. I am not sure that is a big deal. Easter is mostly about sickly chocolate eggs, of which we have some.

The first few sprints were not great, but then they improved to the sort of pace I want to maintain. I took a diversion up the new road to Pixbrook Academy as I had not been up there before. It looks like you can keep going across the fields, but I turned back to carry on to Stotfold. There is also the new football ground at the end of that road.

I managed to keep going on each sprint and walked a bit to recover. After the last one I just jogged home.

It was very quiet out there and I do not think I saw any other runners. I did see a police car with sirens blaring heading into Stotfold and later saw two more heading that way without noise or lights. We do not see the police too much around here.

Not a bad run overall. I need to do these more often.

Have a good weekend, especially if you get a long one. We can meet people outdoors in England now, so I expect people will take advantage of that.

Run free and stay well.


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Wow, that is really great! I did my regular 25 minute interval routine that I do on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was a little too cold to go out for a walk yesterday after work. Then this morning it was snowing on the way into work so who knows what it will be like today!

It's not too bad here, but there's prediction of snow next week! It was around 20C the other day. Just keeps changing. Apparently the UK is more likely to have snow at Easter than at Christmas, as I found out from a quiz today.

Ah, that is very interesting! We have it from before Thanksgiving until close to Memorial day!

I really feels like spring here with flowers coming out. I guess yours starts later. I have no idea when Memorial Day is :)

We have some daffodils that are starting to come up in the woods behind our house.

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7.5 km in 44 minutes. I can't even run for 1 km without stopping.

It took me a long time to build up to this. I still can't run a marathon though. Have to put in the work to get results.

How many years it takes to become like you, it I start now? Been lazy in quarantine, I should work on myself :/

I started about 8 years ago in my mid-40s after doing hardly any sport for most of my life. If you can start earlier you could achieve a lot. There is loads of advice online. Find a Couch To 5k program to start with.

Thanks for the piece of advice. I've allergy, if I run faster I get trouble in breathing. That's what is stopping me, I guess I can start slow.

Well don't make yourself worse. Get medical advice if you are not sure,