3.35 Miles, 35.18 Minutes

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I’ve been looking forward to this one. I was itching to get out and run on Friday night but work got in the way, so I had to postpone for a couple of days. I’d been living (relatively) cleanly by my admittedly low standards, laying off the booze and crap food in keeping with my resolution to really ramp this shit up.

Parking up at the Free Trade Inn and hitting up my favourite spot was a key part in my strategy to get some decent miles in my legs. In all honesty, I’d like to have covered more distance, but I guess on a pretty hot night after a day chasing my kids, 3.35 miles at 10.33 per mile is canny enough going.

For some reason, my left knee has felt a bit loose and rattly today, so I played it safe and stuck the well-worn knee brace on for a bit of strength – It held up okay, although I fear it might get its revenge on me for ignoring its signals in the morning.

It was pretty nice to try out my new running shoes too – The old Saucony Guide 9s have finally plodded their last and been replaced by a snazzy pair of New Balances apparently ideal for my big daft lumbering gait (or at least that’s what the lass in the shop told me, and we all know people in shops never lie).

The Great North 10k is creeping up. Better get them broken in…

Music: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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