This Sunday I will be part of Team B for South Wales Running Community taking part in Builth and District RC 15 Hour Relay - I'm only doing 30 minutes....lets not get too carried away.
This morning, following my instructions I decided to test my Tech, to see how to record the time etc on Sunday.
I set a timer on my watch - 30 minutes - so that when it went off I knew I would be near the end of my allotted time and ready to stop my Apple Workout )I have this linked to Strava to keep it simple)
I had no idea how far I could go in 30 minutes, so set off on my plod around the area, heading to the flattest areas as there was rules about running down hill.
As I plodded along I realised I would get much further than I thought, in fact over 4K, which surprised me.
I managed to stop my Workout at 30:03 (although Strava says 29:54) I'll make sure I go a bit over for Sunday.
Realising I was still a little way from home I reset my watch and completed another 1K so I would have a 5K time for today - 36:11 - which I know had a very short rest whilst I stopped and started my watch but it is still 2 minutes faster than my previous PB.....yeah
Now, if I can just do that again on Sunday there will be some genuine Green Shoots of recovery.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.