Morning Run: 8 mile
I just finished a 13.186km running that lasted about 1hh:16mm:36ss !
I could hear the rain as I lie in bed. I decided to have breakfast and see how it looked. It had stopped by the time I got out, but it was cool. I decided to to a big loop, but clockwise for a change. There were a fair few puddles around.
I went straight through Stotfold and then took the Greenway. That was a bit squelchy in places. I struggled on the last uphill part before getting back to the road. I came back across the the fields from Norton to the Grange. There was a strong headwind along that open stretch. When I got to the playing fields the soccer players were coming out the play.
Coming down the big hill was not too bad, but then had to navigate a very muddy stretch. I walked that as there were nettles to avoid. The rest of it through Fairfield and Arlesey was not too bad. I am happy enough if I keep under 6min/km on a long run.
As I got close to home it started raining again, but I did not get too wet. I checked on the chickens. The rats are tunnelling all over the place and eating their food. May need to set more traps. Apparently they are in the shed too. I need to do some tidying in the garden.
I did have a fun music session at the pub yesterday. Lots of us there and the fire kept us warm.