I GOT A NEW PERSONAL BEST!!!!!
I'm utterly amazed, and very, very happy, because I genuinely felt that I wasn't on as good a form as I was last year. Matters were probably helped by the fact that it's a gloriously sunny day (although on the downside my already ridiculous tan lines will look even more ridiculous now - especially in yoga). I'm also, of course, attributing some of my unexpected physical prowess to yoga.
Not only was the run awesome, but I also met up with Sweatband for the first time since Christmas. She's also not been running that much recently either, and guestimated that she'd complete the course around about the one hour mark, which we think she hit pretty much spot-on. I
thrashed beat her, though: the student has truly become the master - muwahahahaha!
Anyway, all kidding aside, here's my Nike+ graph:
No pendulous boobies in this graph, unlike last year's.
And here's my stats for any stat-fact fans in the audience:
• Average pace 5:18 min per km
• 695 calories
Glancing back to last year's stats, I can tell you that I was 48 seconds faster this time round, four seconds faster per kilometer, and sweated out an extra 16 calories (which doesn't quite compensate for the Cadbury's Boost I was given - and swiftly devoured - at the finish line). I might've been even quicker still if it hadn't been for some woman I was following on the last lap who kept veering into my path every time I tried to overtake her; got her eventually, though.
The official times don't come out until tomorrow, and they usually add another 10 seconds or so onto the end, but even so I'm pretty chuffed with the result. Here's the obligatory photo of me in my victory vest with my medal.
Next up: the Wedding Day 7k at the end of July. But in the meantime - should I go to the five o'clock yoga class this afternoon?