Janathon Day 11.
I was feeling a bit sluggish this morning after a late night. Why do teenage boys start English assignments at 8pm the night before they are due in? Anyway, I got the motivational boost I needed this morning from reading that Fortnightflo had already been up, run, logged and blogged while I was still trying to wake up!
Off to the park again.
As I ran anticlockwise out of the car park I wondered what to think about today. Yesterday’s quandary over why I tend to run anticlockwise was kindly solved by HighwayKind. I now know that all athletics tracks are anti-clockwise (against the clock!) so my left turning habits can obviously be explained by my early athletic training?!
Surprisingly, I had no problems with my legs today, other than general weariness. But I spent a lot of time fiddling with my iPhone, its armband that’s too big and my headphone wires. I just couldn’t get anything comfortable. I’m definitely falling out of love with the nikeplus gps app. I have been seduced too long by its pretty coloured charts and ‘motivational’ voice feed back. After all, it sometimes thinks I can run through brick walls and it doesn’t seem able to count higher than 3. Every 3 days I get a message saying ‘you just ran 3 days in a row‘. It would be nice to have a little bit of acknowledgement that I’ve just ran 11 days in a row! Today, however I got some extraordinary new feedback from it. I was told ‘now that you’ve finished your run , go get a pedicure, those toes look decrepid!‘ Yes – no kidding, a bit impertinent I thought.
It’s therefore definitely time to get back to my faithful old shuffle and Garmin. The reason I’ve been using my iPhone and nikeplus is because my ancient slab of a laptop has died and I haven’t yet managed to get my shiny new netbook to sync with my Garmin. Nor have I got round to transferring my iTunes account. So, on todays run I added a couple of new priorities to the top of my mental to do list.
I don’t normally carry any water when I run 40mins or less, especially in the winter. Also in Hyde Park there are water fountains. Today, after 3 miles I was here (see below) at one of the Royal Parks beautiful new sculptural water fountains. I was hot and thirsty so it would have been pretty good timing if only it had worked.
4.58 miles 44.15 mins
playlist: 101 running songs
todays best track: ‘Rebel Yell’ Billy Idol.
11/31 days run 40.06 miles 3766 calories (is that all?)