Sunday 5 June 2011

day 5 - should have had breakfast!

Today was a difficult 5 miles. The grave mistake I made was going out thinking a cup of coffee and some blueberries would see me through my run. I didn't. Also, a lot of that 5 miles consisted of uphill running. Should have had my porridge. I have learnt a few lessons running-wise over time and I thought I would use today's entry to list as few of them (OK, its a bit lazy but there you go)

  • coffee and blueberries will not carry you through a 5 mile run
  • wear sunscreen if you don't want some unflattering running gear tan lines
  • be careful when faffing around with your Garmin - you may end up walking into a lamp-post or falling on your face
  • Don't plan a 10K race and a friends leaving night out on the same weekend. (not my best time)
  • On long runs, always take bus fare/mobile phone (I once had a very painful 5 mile walk following a 10mile run)
  • watch where you put your feet in popular dog-walking areas
  • smile at other runners - it brightens everyone's day and its not hard to simply be polite (I always smile and have had some murderous looks in return - grumpy bastards!)
  • slow down when dogs are around, they will either run after you, prompting fears of being bitten or you will inadvertently step on one (especially the small yappy-type dogs)
I'm sure there are more but that's all I can come up with today.

Distance: 5.3 miles
Time: 55:26
Average speed 5.9m/h
Calories: 634


  1. Great list, so true. Well done getting 5 miles done when your hungry.

  2. In my recent experience, geese can be added to beware of dogs!
    I've run in cities & towns all over the country, and arrived in Manchester recently, touted as the' sporting capital' of England, to find possibly the most unsporting bunch of grumpy runners ever! Hardly anyone will look at you, let alone nod, wave or say "Hi" in passing!! I'm not used to this running apathy. Yeah for the Juneathoners!!!