May. 9th, 2015

rmc28: Photo of me shortly before starting my first half-marathon (half-marathon)
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Yes, it's been nearly two months, between illness and election campaigning.

This was 8k, alternating running and walking.  8k is a bit long for jumping back in, but I was pretty certain that I'd maintained a lot of my fitness by campaigning, and it turned out to be fine. All I really cared about was getting to run again, and completing the distance.   I did that, and yes my pace was down and my pacing was off in the usual way (too fast at the start, too slow at the end), but I got the goal I cared about.  I enjoyed it all too, which is always a bonus.

I took a diversion off my planned route when I found a bridleway I'd not noticed before. It goes under the dual carriageway and allegedly ends up at Milton Country Park, but I hadn't reached anywhere I recognised before my turnaround point.  I'd like to explore it further on future long runs, I think.

Next run: probably Monday lunchtime, although I think I'm on a training course at work.  Might have to be Monday evening.
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