This weeks long training run was a little shorter so I used a Slow Way for my route.
I started in Corhampton and ran to Petersfield, then just kept going to get home and my desired mileage.
If I'm honest I'm not really sure why it starts in Corhampton. There isn't much there except a pub and a reasonably well stocked Post Office.
However the route was really nice, helped along by a lovely spring morning. By mile 5 my jumper was off and I was wondering if I should have gone with my lighter leggings or maybe even shorts! And I saw my first swallow of the year.
The route uses a chunk of the South Downs Way, which was nicely sign posted, I just had to look out for when to turn off. And I don't think I really got lost at all.
There were lots of sheep and some new calfs who were very bouncy, and I did get wet feet which was annoying, but I'm still in black socks so could be worse.
This week I was trying out Bloks energy chews, which were ok, but took a bit more chewing than jelly babies. I also had some of my homemade flapjack, which didn't seem to mind being frozen at all, and some trailwind.
So a good run, and one I may do again. My only concen, that I'm starting to get a tan even though we haven't had any proper sunshine! Maybe it's just rust.