Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Gear makes me happy

My day yesterday ended up being a bit of a wash out as my meetings ended early. Luckily I was able to catch an early flight home and due to the rest I had given my hip it felt ok by the time I got in the door. So i thought i would head out for a quiet 15km run. My wife quickly talked me out of that and suggested ( quite wisely) that I attempt a 10km to start with.

I was also very excited because my new long sleeved thermal running top had turned up from Ronhill. It is a particularly lovely fluoro yellow but as I am almost exclusively running in the dark at the moment it is perfect for winter runs. The photo below really doesn't do the colour justice but trust is BRIGHT

So I changed and once Ebs was home from the gym I headed out the door. I decided to just take it very easy and was hyper vigilant of any pain in my hip/butt. Took the first 2 kms very quietly and as there was no pain picked up the pace slightly. It was another awesome autumn evening and the temperature was just chilling down which kept me cool while I ran. Felt so good to be out there running after only a couple of days away from it. I timed the run but in my head I wasn't too worried about what time I would put in as I was more conscious of just getting round the 10km hopefully without pulling anything or experiencing too much discomfort.

The long and short of it is that not only did I get round pain free, but the leisurely 10km was done in 50 minutes 49 seconds which is only a minute and change off my PR.....let me tell you, this is VERY exciting as it means that i may be able to set a new PR in the foreseeable future for the 10km AND I am back on track for the half...woohoo. Very happy boy today

1 comment:

  1. This is all very exciting! Glad your run went well. I love getting new gear too!