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)