Today I was feeling rather unmotivated to run. I mulled various options:
- Don’t run
- Do a regular 10K run at the lake
- Do a 5K run at the river instead
- Do a 5K short loop at the lake
- Do a regular 5K at the lake then walk the rest of the way back
I did the last and bolded option, after initially leaning toward a river run.
I wore my rain jacket, which proved very handy, but only wore one layer underneath, which was the right call, as the jacket gets a tad warm after I get a tad warm.
It showered on and off during the run and when it showered it would come down pretty good, so I alternated from mostly dry to rather soggy. I had no issues on the run, though, and saw few other people, mostly just a few fellow joggers.
I opted to not check on my heart rate at all, only checking in on my pace, which was a relatively zippy 5:49/km. My BPM was 149 overall and stayed pretty consistent, peaking only slightly higher at 151. It was kind of nice to do a shorter run for a change. and have a chance to walk and take a few photos on the way out.
It also allows me to get my total distance to date back to a nice, round figure. In this case, that would be 5590 km.
Wednesday I should be back to my usual 10K, rain or shine (currently it looks like partly sunny, woo).
Run 753 Average pace: 5:49/km Location: Burnaby Lake (CCW) Start: 12:06 p.m. Distance: 5.03 km Time: 29:15 Weather: Intermittent showers Temp: 6-7ºC Humidity: 91% Wind: low to moderate BPM: 149 Weight: 163.9 Total distance to date: 5590 km Devices: Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, iPhone 12, AirPods (3rd generation) Shoes: Saucony Peregrine 12 (262 km)