I wanted a short run today. I’ve run nearly 70kms since the beginning of June and my little legs are protesting. After completing all of my Saturday tasks, I’d worked out that I could watch all 3 World Cup games and run in the gap between Argentina vs. Nigeria and England vs. USA.
So, around about 5pm, I got changed and set off on what I’d planned to be about a 4-5km run. I switched on the Garmin and thought about a route I could run. But… in the excitement of the past few days, I’d neglected to recharge the Garmin and it was giving me a “low battery” message. Did I have time to go home and charge it and risk missing some of the evenings football? I certainly couldn’t estimate how far I’d run. I could run a route I know and then go home and map it on Running Ahead and work out my distance that way or… I could just run a tried and tested route that I already knew the distance for. Unfortunately, that meant a repeat of the run I did on Monday which was 6.35kms. Oh well… that’s just what I’d have to do.
So as punishment for forgetting to charge the Garmin, I ended up running about 2kms more than anticipated. My legs feel constantly heavy but, like Sorelimbs, after the first mile or so the niggly aches and pains go away.
So, I know how far I ran as it was a carbon copy of Monday’s run. As for time, I’ve no idea. It didn’t feel fast but it didn’t feel too slow either. Maybe, like baby-bear’s porridge, it was just right.
I’m off to charge the Garmin now…
Juneathon so far: Run – 75.65kms / Cycle – 12.6kms