Run 661: Gently pushed

My partner gently suggested I go for a run this afternoon, and after pondering how busy the trail would be tomorrow, my usual run day, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I was persuaded to don my jogging stuff and get out there.

The conditions were fine, although there was a good breeze blowing, which made me glad to be wearing a long-sleeved shirt for the non-run parts.

Because I have been bad/lazy and haven’t run for a bit, I adopted a slower pace right from the start and indeed, I came in five seconds off my last outing. My BPM was the same, but I chalk that up to the cool wind and letting myself get flabby and losing that slight edge I had on stamina.

I swear I’ll do better going forward!

The run itself was uneventful. A stitch threatened at one point, but never materialized. The trail was quite busy, though–not really surprising, given it was a sunny Sunday afternoon. It was right on the edge of annoying, but I was in an easily-annoyed mood today, too. Really, it was fine.

I did run in spurts post-5K, but mostly to get around people. I also saw some snow geese on the fields, which was neat. They are here migrating through the area. I also saw a snake slither into the grass ahead of me. No bunnies this time, though.


Run 661
Average pace: 6:12/km
Location: Burnaby Lake (CCW)
Start: 2:09 p.m.
Distance: 5.04 km
Time: 31:16
Weather: Sunny
Temp: 13ºC
Humidity: 56%
Wind: light to high
BPM: 156
Weight: 181.1
Total distance to date: 4910 km
Devices: Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 12
Shoes: Brooks Caldera 5 (40 km)

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