Run 659: Delusions of grandeur

I had to get back on the full run bandwagon again, so I headed out a bit earlier in the afternoon today to do so. Fortunately, it was also a pleasantly warm and sunny early autumn day, which provides some grease on the motivation part vs. a monsoon with high winds (which we had last Friday).

I opted to do a full loop around the lake, running the first 5K, then walking/running out the rest of the way.

I felt a tiny bit of a stitch threaten late, but it subsided quickly, and there were otherwise no issues.

The delusion came as I headed to the lake, thinking I might try for a full 10K. That notion was cast aside by around the 3 km mark. :P I’ll get there, though!

This was my best run at the lake with a pace of 6:08/km, edging me closer to breaking the six-minute mark.

I also saw a snake post-run. It was just hanging out on the trail, soaking up the sun. It didn’t budge even when I got close to take a pic. I’ll post the photo in another, uh, post, but here’s another post-run shot of Burnaby Lake looking serene and pretty in its early fall colors:


Run 659
Average pace: 6:08/km
Location: Burnaby Lake (CCW)
Start: 2:10 p.m.
Distance: 5.02 km
Time: 30:50
Weather: Sunny
Temp: 23ºC
Humidity: 50%
Wind: light
BPM: 154
Weight: 177.9
Total distance to date: 4900 km
Devices: Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 12
Shoes: Brooks Caldera 5 (30 km)

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