Our last session before the Audi ten Km run. Where on earth did it all go? Honest to god, it just feels like yesterday that we started our LTR Training.
Tonight’s session was all about running at a steady pace for a long period of time. Cat gathered us all together and began directing us on the course we were meant to take. She must have seen me zone out or something as she stopped midway and asked if I was following…
“Yeeeeeah course I am” I responded, in a slightly over confident manner. Blast she’s not going to fall for that….
Off we went, with just one thought in my head…just keep up with the group, you don’t want a repeat of last time…..
A small trip down memory lane.
The first ever LTR course I did, I got lost in the “Steady State 8km” session. To cut a long story short, it was dark, I wasn’t wearing my glasses and ended up turning into Battersea Park too early. Having multiple heart attacks once realisation had set in that I was indeed lost (remember I was effectively running blind) I began to ask random joggers for directions back.
Turns out everyone else did 8km , but because of my little adventure, I shaved off a few Km and ended up doing just 6km.
Back to present day….
So here I was in the same predicament, dark and no glasses (I can’t bring my self to wear contacts, poking my eyes really doesn’t sound appealing to me)
Barely five mins had past and I had lost everyone - Jeez Deja Vu or what?
Positive thinking!! Positive thinking!!
I actually made it past the point where I got lost last time and made it to Chelsea Gate. Totally in a euphoric state.
Sadly this didn’t last for long. I had forgotten the little loop we were supposed to do in the park (on the way back)
Faced with a dilemma – Do I go in the park and get lost or do I take the safest option and return back to base along the route I came from?
Choosing the latter, (what I thought was the most sensible choice) I get back to Cat just as she’s ringing around the hospitals (just kidding)
As I explained to her, that I thought I cheated again - she promptly collapses in a fit of laughter.
“You just did 10 KM, you’ve been running for 1h 22 mins non stop”
Perfect, I thought. I got lost again and this time I made my route longer?!
I guess that kind of evens it out from the last time….
A rough estimate of the route I took that evening…