After a couple of weeks of easy jogging and steady running every other day, I decided to take the bull by the horns and see what state of fitness I am really in.
So headed off down to the track at Chester - le - Street. I like the track at the Riverside, it is located on the banks of the River Wear,next door to Durham County Cricket Club and overlooked by the 14th Century Lumley Castle (now a hotel).
As for the running I decided not to be too ambitious and plumped for 3 x 1000m with 2.30 recovery. It was a fine sunny evening with only a slight breeze and temperatures hovering around 9C. So all in all pretty ideal conditions.
As expected I found the session rather a struggle but I managed it and although legs were aching later in the evening there was no adverse reaction from recent back and knee problems. So that's the first real session in and now I can start moving forward again - Happy days!
For the record, the times for the efforts (and they were an effort) were 3.37; 3.41; 3.42