I am a lone runner.
There are moments however when I really crave company. Sometimes there is only so much listening to music or an audiobook that you can do.
They don’t talk back to you.
Running with a friend makes the run so much more fun.
Which is why I decided to change our coffee date to a running date.
There is nothing like catching up with friends and going for a group run. Then there is the coffee afterwards as a reward.
So welcome all to the new edition of the Ultimate Coffee Date. Now known as:
The Ultimate Running Date
If we were out running I would tell you; that I absolutely loved my Peaks & Trails trail run. You can read the race recap here.
One thing is for sure, I definitely enjoy the trail runs over the road runs.
That being said, I would still love to smash out a new road half marathon PB.
If we were out running I would tell you; that I covered 110km in August.
Down from July, but July was a big prep month for Peaks & Trails.
August has been the recovery month for sure. Besides Peaks & Trails, my longest run was 10ish km on a seriously wet and miserable morning.
That brings my yearly tally to 1084 running km. With an average of 135k a month. Will I reach 1600km for the year?
Only time will tell.
If we were out running I would tell you; that I was shocked when I won the SAAC Horsham Physio & Podiatry 5km race. I didn’t go in to win it. I was actually feeling quite tired, and it was COLD! The sun was out, but it was icy.
My legs felt heavy, and I didn’t feel like I was going all that fast.
Peaks & Trails obviously took more out of me than I realised.
Apparently, I was going faster than I thought because I finished the 5km event in a time of 22:20.
Maybe I will crack a sub 22m 5k soon?
The SAAC race report can be found here.
If we were out running I would tell you; that I have signed up for Afterglow.
I loved this event last year, and I knew I had to do it again.
Training for this event will start after I come back from holidays. Might aim for a sub 2h on this one. If I want it I have to get serious with training.
If we were out running, what would you tell me?