Hurrah! The 2nd of June means the second day of Juneathon and today I actually had exercise planned. My alarm went off at 5am and I switched the light on to start my working away wake up routine. Up I sat and opened the latte I use to kick start my morning (& bodily functions) in a bid to avoid having to make a pit stop during my pre-work run. I hadn’t fully thought this through though…..a big slug, hmmmm consistency and taste aren’t quite right…..ah yes that will be because this stuff does not survive more than a night out of a fridge and it had been sitting in my work cupboard for a fortnight! Luckily the slug hadn’t been as big as it would have been if the coffee had been liquid and I managed not to vomit!
Summoning completed I was out and running before 6am. Today was a short and sweet TrainAsONE assessment session, this meant after getting going and a walk for recovery and a heart rate reset I had to run as fast as I could for 6 minutes. This is a long time, especially before you have really woken up, but I suppose it also means you can spring it on your body before it has a chance to realise what is happening. The other bonus of running so early was that I could run along the flat and fairly uncongested Rhein pathway. I only passed about 6 runners so didn’t have to dodge in and out as much as if I had been running in the evening.
I was very pleased to hit sub 5:00/km pace given my recent 30 mile bimble, and I think that shows that my legs are in pretty good shape for the Lakeland Trails Marathon on Sunday.
Other than that it has been a hectic day in the office, back to back meetings and calls, including a really fun hour reviewing progress being made on audit actions. I did manage to finish the day on 15,162 steps (today’s target was 8,924) and have covered 12.2km. So all in all a very successful #juneathon day 2!