Good easy run first thing this morning, once again at day break. More-or-less a familiar route of 7.5 miles including the hills that I love, so some interval training once again.
Just as I was about half way round, I spotted a whole load of cyclists coming towards me. To be honest I thought they looked a bit sinister with big heavy looking helmets, ultra bright lights (and I mean BRIGHT) which meant some were silhouetted and anonymous bikes - until I realised I would probably look nearly the same on a bike. Then they seemed a friendly bunch with most of them giving me a smile or a "hi-ya".
Then I turned into a narrow single track country lane where I came across an abandoned car. Now that really did look sinister, especially as the driver's door was wide open. I couldn't see if anyone was in the car as the dew was all over the glass and so I took a look from the passenger side. No sign of anyone and so I felt the bonnet - it was cold. Perhaps a stolen car which had run out of petrol? I thought I'd call the Police and then had to try and remember the number - clearly not a 999 call but was it 112 or 101? The number 112 sounded a bit like another emergency number so 101 it was - and thankfully I was right. Gave the details (what, where etc) and carried on.
This is the first time I have used my mobile phone while I was out running, though it's nice to know I've got it, just in case I have a mishap. Afterall, I have been known to trip and fall over a few times in the past. So taking a phone seems a useful thing in rural areas and coming across an abandoned car adds to the list of reasons.
The run itself - physically great. Fair pace, not too difficult having had a few days rest after my continuous 12 days of consecutive running over Christmas.
Mentally - not good. Normally I can think through a problem or issue quite well during an hour's run but not today; I kept darting from one thing to another and that was without the distraction of abandoned cars. Still, it all adds to the rich variety of runs, with no two runs being exactly the same.
Training - need to find a training programme to follow as the MK Marathon is exactly 4 months and 13 hours away! Really looking forward to it!