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#Juneathon 2015 Day 3

Another day, another 5K.

Well, today looked unsuccessful from the offset. Another morning where I didn’t manage the pre-work run, which will continue to be an ongoing theme, and today, I didn’t even manage to walk the dog, instead just leaving a note for wife imploring her to do it.

After work, I did manage to walk the dog 2½ miles up and over the hill behind the village, which allowed her to chase long grass in the wind and to decide which brand of manure smelt/tasted best. Upon returning home, I succumbed to another nap of epic proportions.

Thankfully, after some sterling work on the dinner front (mashed potato AND gourmet fish fingers), I nabbed a lift to a nearby supermarket with the notion of running home. A windy loop around Stratfield Brake, a quick jog along the canal, cutting across ‘three fields’ and home.

Another day, another 5K.

Today was easier to get out and chalk up some miles. It was nice to use the head torch yesterday but it was much nicer to be out this evening as the sunlight was starting to fade. Oddly, my legs felt a little heavy but I enjoyed being out and felt mighty for navigating the uneven canal path. I was a little bit faster this evening, 9′30 per mile, which was strange as I didn’t have my zesty pacer with me. I’m not overly concerned by my lack of pace. I think my introspection stems from the fact that I like to feel like I’m capable of more, even if I’m happy to leisurely trundle along, and at the moment, I don’t think I could push for any more pace.

Tomorrow, I have designs on chalking up 34 miles to celebrate the 34th anniversary of my spawning. Probably not all in one go but hopefully, taking in my highlights of local running spots. Juneathon continues…

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