I started with a gentle 2.5 km lope around the block, then bumped into up to a 5.4 km run. It all felt good.
So good in fact, that I rejoined my 1/2 marathon training group.
We jogged out to a flat road mostly devoid of traffic and ran back and forth between 200, 400, 600 and 800 meter markers. The first time to a marker was at a moderate pace and then flat out on the way back.
On the final leg I decided to keep pace with some older ladies who were much fitter than me. They chatted nicely at the end. I gasped for air and had flashbacks to childhood memories...
It was then a gentle jog to get back home. Well, that's what I thought. Turns out I should have ran back to when I had parked the car... Oh well. Another kilometre or so on the end of a ten km run isn't much.
Tomorrow morning it's a long 15km run with the running group. Wish me luck