Another chilly morning and there is still frost in places this afternoon. It was still fairly dark when I set off and maybe being dressing black was not the best idea, but my pasty legs would blind anyone.
On the way down House Lane I saw a light coming the other way along the path. I assumed it was a bike, but turned out to be an electric scooter. Those are not technically legal here, but I see a few around. Once on the Pendleton Way cyclepath I picked up the pace a bit. I passed a young lady I have seen before walking the other way. I could see she was pulling something along and it turned out to be a taylor's dummy! Maybe she is a dressmaking student, but I would not expect there to be classes during the lockdown.
I went as far as the new football club before turning back. It was fairly quiet out there. I was keeping up the pace fairly well, but not really checking on it. The updates in my earphones told me it was okay.
I passed the lady with the dummy a couple more times as I took a back street diversion. At one point she was jogging along, so I wonder if she was catching a train. There would not be many buses at that time from Stotfold. Hope she made it.
I came straight home as I had to get started on work, but still clocked up almost 6km and the pace was good. I was well under 5min/km for short periods. It seems I can get a decent pace when it is cold and without a long warmup. Just have to keep pushing.
Now and again I get comments from people concerned about my health. What I do is by no means extreme. There are people my age who can run about twice as fast and clock up much longer distances. I am happy enough with how I do and I feel fine. Many people my age could not do this, but I am really just a fun-runner who is trying to stay fit. I think it has a net benefit. I am probably not running enough to do real damage to my joints and may actually make them stronger.
Run free and stay well.