Cold is finally over - but when did the mornings get so dark?
I'm back! Finally shifted the grotty cold that has now put me a week behind in my training. I got up on Monday morning to start up the training plan again but was really shocked to find it was completely dark. How did that happen in a week?!
Having stumbled precariously around the park on Monday - impaired both by the darkness and from having a week off (blimey it was tough getting back into it) - I've decided to rethink my running times. So, on Wednesday I decided to use my commute home. I brought my running gear in, got changed in the Zest fashion cupboard, and ran to the train station. Then got off the train a stop early and ran home. It actually didn't really take me much longer to get home either, so it seems a good way of working the training into my day...and means I don't have to get up so early!
Running over Hungerford bridge was lovely too - great view of the London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. A view you definitely don't get on the tube. And by chance, The Clash's London Calling came onto my iPod - and it was easy to pick up the pace!
Downside is dodging all the tourists taking photos. Although I suppose all that side-stepping and swerving is good for core stability!
How does everyone else manage with the darker mornings/evenings? Any tricks for running in the dark?
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