4.5 Miles, 48.11 Minutes

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I think it’s because I’m from a town close to the coast and a family with a shipbuilding heritage, but I’ve always loved being near to a body of water.

I always look forward to the light nights coming because it means I can head down to the Quayside for a nice long leg-stretcher along the Tyne. Tonight was my first trip down to my summer route of choice this year, and it was a lovely run.

There’s always the scope to do a bit more distance on the Quayside because it’s mostly flat, but there’s still the challenge of the wind which can get pretty hefty along the river to keep you on your toes.

It’s great to have recorded my longest run of the year so far, and to feel like I pushed myself pretty hard for it. The old knees are having a minor grumble (general dull ache in the left one mainly), but it’s pretty low level, and bearable. I suspect (hope) that this is just something I’m going to need to monitor and put up with – Maybe once I build up more strength in my legs it’ll be a bit easier on my knees.

Or maybe I’m being a bit too optimistic there…

Music: Johnny Foreigner – Waited Up ’til It Was Light

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