What a stunning day for competing and its a shame I wasn't! I went to the local tri shop and found out they were out at a bloody race so I've go to wait to spend my money!
I decided to wait for the sun to set a little before I did my run for the day, I cant imagine hot how it must be doing a race like Ironman Lanzarote it must be boiling so I was great full to get out when the sun was on the way down. I had a lovely day of sunbathing, and unfortunately got burnt at little on my back, but nothing major.
I decided to wear my compression socks on my run, I'm sure I looked a little daft to most people that run in Pembroke but I didn't care, I wanted my legs to be in a decent state for cycling on Sunday morning.
This was a new route for a run, so a definite PB was on the cards, i used to go to school every day on those roads so I couldn't get lost, I also remember the hills being alot steeper as a school boy too!
Even though it was late evening I wasn't to tired and I had the luxury of home made pizza waiting for me at the finish line. I still found it hard running in that heat and my legs we rent used to running so late in the evening. I carried on with a average of under 8 minute mile pace which I was relatively happy about.
This route had some lovely view as I run along the mill pond in Pembroke, the surface was as flat as a pancake and the swans were happily sailing back and forth. This was was spoilt when I came to the exit of the path by 5 people jumping into the water off the bridge...
By the time I had climbed the last hill, I could see my final destination, still 2 miles away but atleast I could see the finish line. I had though about doing a short cut down one of the side streets so I would get to the pizza quicker, but I decided to stay strong and finish the planned route.
It was a nice change of route and when I'm there more often I would like to the same route to get that new PB.
Duration 00 42 08
Distance 5.49 miles
Average HR 164BPM
Max HR 175BPM
Best Pace 05.44
Average Pace 07:40