Thursday, April 08, 2010

Bury St Edmunds Five Mile Run

After a hectic couple of days work I was really wanting to run tonight. However today was so busy that apart from cereal for breakfast I hadn't eaten all day and I was tired. So arriving home I had a banana got changed into shorts and a t shirt the weather being superb and headed out.

I reasoned with myself that I would feel better for the run and I could always cut the distance if I felt realy tired. As it turned out I did a circular route in Bury St Edmunds along Horringer School /Hospital /Cullum rd / Newmarket rd .

My mile splits were 8.25,8.07,8.26,8.46,8.40 making for a total of 42.25 for 5 miles an average pace of 8.29 miles. This was my quickest time over this route since the 8th of May 2009 when I ran 42.01. Its a funny old world when you are feeling tired and you run well without trying and expect the opposite! I guess not running for a couple of days acted a bit like a taper before a race so I ad more energy. Plus the weather is wonderful at the moment  not too warm but dry, sunny and no wind.

1 comment:

  1. You had a great run because you are a running machine now. lol. I know its not exact science, but I know the feeling of feeling tired, but surprising yourself with a great run. I believe that there is an actual explanation. You think you are tired, so you think you have to push extra, but your body already does, so you end up having a great run. Take care. Congrats on the times of your 5 miler. Gotta Run


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