My personal goal before I started training properly again was to get back to the sort of pace I was running when I was in my early 30’s. I am now (if I’m lucky) mid way through my life and into my 40’s.

This mornings run was the first time I got somewhere near to that goal. I can run around 08:45 min/ mile pace quite comfortably now which is about the pace I got to before I did the Snowdon Marathon in 2006. I know this isn’t a great pace compared to most runners but it’s where I’m at. This isn’t the pace I run when I do my long runs I am far from being that fit. Just a few weeks ago I was being sick from running just a couple of miles. I am pleased with the improvement which for I me is kind of what it’s all about.