Running race (Parkrun) 21:32  5.0 km (4:18 / km) +60m4:04 / km
Knew I’d lost fitness but didn’t think it would equate to 1min 5 secs slower than my last parkrun. Legs had forgotten how to turn over quickly. Possibly coming down with a cold which didn’t help but still, feeling a bit mortified. Hopefully it’s just a case of blowing away the cobwebs and it won’t take too long to get back to October form.
Running1:05:00  7.6 mi (8:33 / mi) +120m8:09 / mi
From skin burning in the sun to lungs burning from the cold; from the equator to the frosty fields of Sussex in 24 hours. And it was a joy. Blue skies across the board, not too muddy. Felt awful having done not one bit of exercise for a month but that was to be expected. A couple of 30+ hour bus journeys whilst away gave me plenty of time to think about training plans and goals: December is all about gently building up mileage to about 35 per week. Will take it from there in the new year.