Yesterday I decided that it was about time to buy some ACTUAL running shoes...
And here they are, say hello to my Brooks Ghost 5 Trainers (they even sound cool)
They were a bit pricey though and wangled a deal with my running partner in order to accept them as an early Christmas present. Tidy.
Next item of the new gear, a new baselayer. With the evenings getting darker (well daylight being non-existent), I have purchased a fluorescent one. Nike n all.
Yeah. I do look good in it.
And a fluorescent hat...
And finally, an armstrap for my phone. This has now become an essential item as I cannot hear my breathing and can listen to some music to take my mind off of the running:
I got very excited about wearing all my new bits and a little hesitant about actually going running. I did eventually manage to force myself outside in the cold and it resulted in a shattering 4 mile run. Not bad I suppose considering my lack of effort over the last two weeks.
Felt a bit like this though:
Need to up ma game from now on. This week will hopefully bring a couple more runs, maybe I'll try a different route, in a different place...
And here's my route for those that care!
Route for Sunday Week 5: 4.14 miles, 35 minutes.
Estimated Marathon Completion Time: Maybe under 6 hours!
On another note, I am currently selling a couple of bits on eBay. If anybody would like to purchase/bid on any of the items below, I (and Larry) would be eternally grateful!
Thanking you in advance...