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3 days, 3 very different runs

Monday is traditionally my "long" run, but for a combination of reasons, I just wasn't feeling it so I postponed for the evening. On tuesday evening, I still wasn't really in the mood, but I wasn't going to let myself talk me into missing out another night so I head out and, despite everything, I managed a smidge over 5¾k in 40 mins. It wasn't really the distance or the pace I was looking for. Still, a run is a run.
Run 1 Graph

Thursday, felt much more positive. Nice evening, not too warm. Chose a new route and 80 minutes later, 10½k was in the bag. Might have done it slightly faster if it hadn't been for one 50m stretch that was so overgrown and tangled I had to walk to avoid the risk of turning an ankle or worse. Got home feeling much more upbeat than I had on Monday.

That's the second month in a row that my first run of the month has been a 10k. Do I sense a new tradition brewing?

Run 2 Graph

Today, parkrun. I was on a mission. My previous best was 33:09 and I was determined I was going to go sub 33 minutes. 32 minutes and 46 seconds later, I crossed the finish. My new PB for 5k (although annoyingly Strava still thinks my 33:09 is my best, guess I need to knock another second off again next week and run a couple of more metres to make sure it registers).

Run 3 Graph

So, three very different runs; the second two of them hugely positive, the first one not so much. Total distance run, just under 21.4k; proving you can still have a good week, even if one of your runs doesn't quite go to plan.

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