I’m thinking of extending my jogging route, to bring it up to 6km. At the moment it’s just under 5km, but on Friday I just kept going and ended up doing 5.31km. I felt like I could have gone on more, so next time, I will.
I am definitely feeling the benefits of two years of running, plus eating fairly healthy stuff (Christmas didn’t exactly help with the healthy eating, I felt terrible for a week after). I wish I’d started doing this years ago.
On the downside, my legs don’t look my own, I now have thigh muscles the size of armadillos, I hardly recognise them.
Replace this route with longer one? erm… ok
New Route (from August 2012)
This is my new jogging route. I started it in August when the park was taken up with the Shrewsbury Flower Show, and I was fed up of dodging forklift trucks. I have extended the route all the way to the weir, so including the last 0.3km ‘warm down’, I am doing 5km. (The route is there and back, but I walk the last 3 minutes)
It’s taken me a while but I can do this in 12:33 (there) and 10:38 (back), which I’m quite pleased with.
If I wasn’t on my feet all day loading and unloading lorries, I’m sure I could do better. I’ll try next time I have a week off, see what I can do when I’m not so tired!