Decided foolishly to go for a run this lunchtime as I wimped out yesterday due to heat and thinking it would be a tad cooler, humph bad idea.
I decided against my usual go for it approach (run as fast as feck for the first 1/3, slow down for the 2nd and pick it up for the last) and just, well have a jog like I see the other joggers do, nice and easy along the river.
Now I have a few checkpoints around the route so I can gauge performance and when I got to my first checkpoint and was running a minute over time, which was to be expected, got to the second and was a full 2 and 1/2 mins slower, said I would take it easy.
But then I felt I was cheating, so picked the pace up a bit and by the time I got to the third point I was pretty much on time, now it was a challenge, lets go for a personal best. So I pushed it out on the final stages and, well came in pretty much on the time that I am used to, however the heat caught up with me and I collapsed in a sweaty heap at the end, so much for a gentle jog