Saturday, March 30, 2013
I really thought I'd run slower than usual today, it felt much harder than usual, and the 32 minute pacer was a distant blur 10 minutes into the run. My legs felt heavy, and my breathing was tight because the air was so cold.
I even had to walk for part of the slopes zig-zagging up round the killer steps
But it was a beautiful day, and coming down past the Peace Pagoda, there was a patch of crocus that spelt out "peace" where the buddhist priest tragically died a few years ago in a freak accident with a ride on mower
I'm very lucky to live near the beautiful Willen Lake, where the Milton Keynes parkrun is held each Saturday. Even the graffiti is fabulous
but there was still ice under one bridge - both on the path and the wall
Anyway, it turns out I got a PERSONAL BEST, at 36:10. Four minutes quicker than last week (that was running on snow though), and over a minute quicker than my previous PB in October 2012.