Another Chilly One

It’s bloomin’ cold on the south coast at the moment, but now that the wind has died down I figured I’d better get a quick 5K done this evening. Well, it is Jantastic and I didn’t fancy playing one of my two Jokers so early on – it’s only the second week after all.

It was pretty quiet down on the seafront and I only saw a couple of other runners, which is quite unusual, although perhaps not that surprising given the current temperature and the fact that it’s Friday evening. Still, that didn’t bother me too much. I was more concerned with getting my run done as quickly as possible so that I could get home and warm again.

I set off at a fairly decent pace, completing the first 3K in 18:52, which is pretty fast for me. So much so, that by the 4th kilometre I was starting to feel a bit tired and decided to take a short walk break. I still managed to pick up the pace  again, completing the 4th a couple of seconds faster than the 1st.

By the 5th kilometre I knew that I was’t going to get close to my PB, so I took another short walk break before picking up the pace again to complete the distance in 31:32. Not my best time, but certainly better than average so I’m happy with that.

All in all, the training is coming along nicely. The big test will be tomorrow though, when I plan to do my longest run so far. Let’s hope the wind and rain hold off… for the morning at least!

How’s your training going? Are you getting your runs in despite the weather? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , ,

4 responses to “Another Chilly One”

  1. @ScorpioOnSUP says :

    Good luck on the longest run. Hope it goes well as planned.

  2. artisticsharon says :

    Good luck tomorrow Kirsten!…I’ll be thinking of you as I’m putting in 7 miles in 32 degree temps…yikes, not looking forward to that 😦

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

There's Nothing Wrong with Ohio

Learning to love Ohio...and myself

Finding My Inner Kate

...because life is not a Twilight movie...

The VSG and Me

A journey to a healthier me

a mile run

One runners blog

The Old Lady Runs

Over 50 and starting to run for the first time

Running My own life

As We Grow We Become Exactly What We Are Meant To Be

theoldfellowgoesrunning

My life's aspirations, inspirations and a little bit about running :)

shinsplintdiary

My efforts to overcome shin splints and become "a runner"

atransformationblog

My weight loss journey!

tryingsomethingnew

college, lifestyle, and travel

One At A Time

Help give someone a second chance

Running through my 40's

I'm not a runner ... but I'm trying to be!

78milesandcounting..

Follow my journey from Mile 1 to Mile 78..

getupoffathatcouch

This girls journey from the couch to a half marathon and beyond (now marathon training!); the highs, the lows and everything in between and a few random posts about life

RandRuns

Running Far and Having Fun

Ben's Running Blog

Urgh, stupid running...

BuggyRunningDad

A dad who runs, with a running buggy

triathletentraining

One step at a time.

DM Run Blog

Running, plus a bit of NFL, F1 and Tech

The Dude Run Run

A running blog to motivate me and maybe others.

The Recipe Chic

Just a girl who loves to cook, code and take photos

Kiwi in Korea

Living, working and travelling in the ROK.

A Marathon in a Year

From couch to 26.2 miles in 365 days

escaped creativity

I can help you stand out from the crowd.

Ramblings of a Wannabe Runner

There are 2 types of people in the world. Those who are good at it and those who want to be good at it. I'm the latter

%d bloggers like this: