10K-a-day Day 14: Out and back

One way to have a run that exactly matches how far you want to go is to do an out and back. You simply run away from your house for 1/2 the distance you want, turn around and run home. I remember when starting running doing this a lot. As I increased the distance I could cover in a run, I could go further before turning back. Along one particular road I can tell you precisely the 3 mile, 4 mile and 5 mile points. Of course, this was before the age of the GPS watch and the distances were pre measured by driving my car and setting the trip odometer!

Today things are different and it doesn’t really count as a run unless it’s recorded on your GPS watch and uploaded to Strava or other fitness app!

This morning at 5:00 AM I really didn’t want to go out. I was tired and It was chucking it down with rain (as it is most mornings these days) but I knew I would be home late so didn’t have much choice. I chose an old out and back which takes me down to the canal by an approx 5K route and then run back. in the end, once I got going it didn’t feel too bad. This is what I find about early morning running, sometimes you really don’t want to do it but afterwards you are glad you did.

The really positive thing today is that it’s not even half way through the month and I have run 100 miles. Chuffed with that!

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23-24‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

Richard is running 10K every day during June, to raise money for a public access defibrillator to be situated at Rothwell Baptist Church.  To sponsor him and make a donation, please visit his Just Giving Page.

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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