Running long 1:42:50 20.01 km (5:08 / km) +258m 4:50 / km
ahr:131 max:167 shoes: Nike Free 3.0
Couldn't get to sleep last night, lay awake considering going for a run at midnight but I must have fallen asleep just before midnight. Woke up at 4:30 so I went for a run then instead.
Pretty dark in the trees early on so I started out up the broadwalk. Soon became aware I was being followed and turned around to see a dark shape about the size of a large cat 5m behind me. Too dark to see clearly but it seemed to have a bushy tail so I think it was a fox. Every time I turned around it would back off and move to the side a bit but as soon as I looked away it would close in right behind me again. It followed me for a few hundred metres crossing the road in the middle but was gone when I got to the DNA tower.
Rest of the run was pretty routine. Did a big lap around the outside staying near the streetlights until it got light and then moving into the sand tracks and weaving around the middle of the park to make it up to 20km. Not sure why I picked 20km, just needed something to aim for and I thought that would get me finished at a reasonable time for Rachel to start.
Felt pretty good today. Heart was good most of the time, may have been a bit elevated while the fox was chasing me. Legs felt good apart from a little soreness in the left heel and right soleus which both stayed fairly constant throughout the run. Getting a little tired by the end.