Saturday 31 October, 07:35
11C, bright but overcast and cool. Went for a 7 mile run.
Didn’t run midweek because I needed to recover after a bad day on Monday. Felt really stressed and eventually worked out I’d been overdoing it with early runs, full work days and then decorating till late. Seemed sensible to take back control and rest a bit more. I remembered back a couple of years ago when I felt the same, due to clearing a house and garden, working full time and setting difficult deadlines while doing everything solo. Nearly sent me into a spiral then, I recognised the symptoms this week and dialled back the activity. By Friday (yesterday) I was walking out of work smiling with most things under control and feeling in a better place.
Back the run, which was straightforward and nothing remarkable. I nearly chose to run without my Garmin, but did. My heart rate chest strap slipped down a lot and I don’t know if the accuracy was affected or not. It was good to get out in the fresh air and I was glad I did the run. Even happier that this evening Jeff (twin brother) and I have booked for the Manchester Marathon in April 2016; bring it on!
Avg HR: 163bpm(?)
Avg pace: 5:47 min/km
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