So I set off in the general direction of Hyde Park just as the sun retreated behind a large cloud and some big, fat raindrops decided to make an appearance. At first I couldn't help calculating the chance of getting hit by lightening but when the thunder signalled its safe separation from me I began to appreciate the cooling effect of the weather; definitely welcome. Up and around the park I went, past the site of Hyde Park Calling where Adam Ant apparently rocked, taking in the horse track and gradually accelerating as I went. Often the first half of these sessions is slower than 7 minute/mile pace but when I spotted some guys in front heading down South Carriage Drive I couldn't help myself!
The nice part is that while I was pushing hard on the sand, at almost 6:30 minute/miles, I felt pretty solid and that I wasn't likely to cause a recurrence of any of my recent injuries. So that's a bit of a confidence boost given how up and down the past six months have been. Even better the rain stopped and I knocked this run on the head in just 55 minutes; all good news.
Distance: 7.4 milesTime: 55m 22s