On Friday evening I decided I didn’t want an 6am start on Saturday morning and made an impromptu decision to do a night-time run.
Our streetlamps have recently been converted from yellow Sodium-vapour lamp to white fluorescent lights and this gave me the confidence to go out for my evening jog.
Normally I’d run straight from getting out of bed … but having been stuck at my desk all day, there was plenty of ‘go’ to be used.
This being the first of three runs on week 9, I was dedicated to breaking my 30 minute time for my 5k.
Despite the hills, and perhaps poor choice of route, I came in at a comfortable 28 mins and 8 seconds for the 5k.
My eventual goal is a 25 minute 5k, I am sure I can do this once I have got to my goal weight which means the loss of 22lbs.
Not a bad run for someone in his youth was not that great at at sport due to spending too much time in-front of a computer keyboard.
As for the run itself, it was almost surreal. Smells of the four pubs that I ran past were very pungent and welcoming, and the roads, even the main road were empty allowing me to run using the road itself. I’ll definitely be doing an night time run again.
My friends keep telling me I need to enter the Great South Run … though I’m happy to compete against myself and spend the £41 instead on bite to eat and a pint down at The Woodpecker. Priorities, priorities!