Today’s session was another chilled out run with RB2 (running buddy number 2) and it was very welcome since I skipped the gym yesterday after a tiring day at work. (RB1 is still around and is doing the Farnborough Winter Half Marathon with me.)
I say it was chilled because my music, which normally involves an incredibly loud hour-long onslaught on my eardrums, was replaced with an (at times breathless) conversation.
We kept up a moderate pace over 4.6km, and ran up a gentle hill twice, over two loops.
It was pitch black and we probably needed head torches in places where the street lighting wasn’t quite enough to show up the roots growing through the pavement, but I am very self-conscious about looking like a fool. On the bright side though (pun intended) we got to see a cool skyline at the top of the hill.
Getting home, I did a few stretches and some foam rolling, something which is thankfully becoming a habit. But I also did some squats and push-ups; I’m trying to do these after every run so that it becomes routine. I need to get more into strength training and it has to start somewhere.
Hopefully I will get to the gym tomorrow with GB (gym buddy – I think working for a large corporation has twisted my tiny brain and sent me acronym crazy).