Don’t know what happened this morning but I slept through the alarm and only made it to Bushy Park by the skin of my teeth. Actually I do know what happened – I was playing around with new gadget, putting myself through my paces by trying out one of the fitness tests. I love these polar fitness tests, you just lay down under the duvet and relax and then it spits out the result at the end – no huffing and puffing and definately no sweating. It’s clearly a pile of pants though as my result came out as “elite”, perhaps because I am an expert relaxer and just fell swiftly to sleep.
Gorgeous spring day today, but not quite as warm as it looked, I went out in shorts and t-shirt and was shivering by the time I got into Richmond Park, perfect attire for the run though.
I had a little bother with the polar gadget at the start of the run. I pressed start and heard about a thousand little beeps all around me but some yards in I noticed that mine must have been the only watch that hadn’t been triggered. I don’t think I have had a successful race with this watch so far, I either mess up with the start or the stop.
I was paced throughout my run by a youngster (Isabella) on her first time out. She was really super speedy but I think she took pity on me and kept me company til the end, or almost as she had a terrific sprint finish. I on the other hand, had nothing left in my legs as I’d been struggling to keep up with her and chat.
My watch recorded a good time but then they have a tendency to do that when you start them half way round the course but the official results have just come in and I managed another PB! Yay! Thanks Bella, hope you’re available for pacing again soon.
So the new 5km time is 34:30 – and we stopped to tie up a shoelace. Now I’m bragging.