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An unintended 8k

Lion Statue at Gosford House
As I ran yesterday, 10k in fact, today should have been a rest day. Having gone for a walk around one of the nearby country estates at Gosford House, the weather was still lovely when I got home, so decided a short run wouldn't hurt.

Not quite sure when 8k became a "short" run, bit there you go; my legs just decided they were happy to keep going.

The bizarre thing I find is that despite trying to run slowly, I averaged 6;27/km; with my fastest kilometre being 5:45/km. Last year, anything quicker than around 7:30/km would have been me flat out, downhill with a strong following wind; today, even when I'm consciously trying, I find it almost impossible to consistently run slower than 7:00/km.

I am still constantly amazed by the fact that not only can I run so much further than I could a year ago, but also the fact that I can run faster with much more ease for longer than I could possibly have imagined.

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