2012 Wk 39-42 – A catch up

How has it been four weeks since I last wrote an update? Very odd. I managed to complete October’s 10k. If you’ll remember, I was hoping to improve on this:

  • Jun – 1:34:31
  • Jul – 1:36:03
  • Aug – 1:30:55
  • Sep – 1:34:31

And I managed this:

So, not a personal best, but close enough. In other personal best news, my thirty minute runs have topped out at 3.63km, which I managed twice this month. I’m desperate to get to 3.7km, that seems like the next milestone.

I had hoped to complete another ten kilometre run before the month was out, but as you may have guessed, time has completely run away from me.

I’ve invested in a proper high-vis vest so that I can run when it gets dark, because those early twilights are starting to creep in. It’s turned very cold all of a sudden, but I think the only thing I’m missing for running in the cold is gloves.

The plan is to be able to do better than I did last year – in which I ended up just running one 5k each week with nothing in between. I’m not a fan of running in the dark, not being able to see my feet properly is off-putting, but I reckon it’s just a matter of practice.