Toontjie 4km - 14 October 2017

Toontjie 4km - 14 October 2017
Alfie's first medal

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Run 131: 12km fast followed by lunch in Hermanus!

Got out this morning for a 12km run and discovered that my Garmin battery was flat. Not impressed. Good job I had taken along Steve to help with the timings! I did, however, eventually manage to get my metronome to work, which I had also taken along, but it still wasn't the best of starts.

I had had aches in my feet and legs yesterday so thought that this run probably either wouldn't happen or would be shorter than it should be. Decided to wear my new shoes again - I wore them for my 5kms last week - and didn't have any aches or pains after this run. That's good! Might try my old ones again for my next 5km run and see how they are. They haven't had a huge amount of mileage done in them but I suppose the gravel roads don't help.

I ended up running the route that I know - up Carruthers Hill and to the farm, so didn't have to worry about distances and, according to Steve's maths, I got a PB for this 12km today. We decided to agree on 1hr 18.5 minutes. He said it was definitely at least one minute quicker, more likely 2 or 3, so we decided on something in between. It definitely felt like I was moving at a reasonable pace and only stopped for drinks breaks.

It was good running with the metronome. It really does help keep my pace and cadence up, and I will do it again for my next fast run, I think.

After we got back from the run, and had showered, we went into Hermanus for some shopping and had lunch at Feathers. Very nice! And I was good and had toasted tuna mayo sandwich with salad (loads of salad), no wine(!) but, um, I finished off with some amarula icecream with chocolate wafer. Well, it was Steve's fault! He wanted one!

Might have to have a glass of wine later and watch the sun go down over the sea!


  1. Great stuff, you are going to cream the flatness of London when you get here.
    I tried downloading a metronome for my iPhone but it was one app too many, between music, timer & GPS phone said NO :-....

  2. Haha! Yes, it can get a bit 'technical' can't it?! Takes longer to load up with iphone, water, garmin, etc etc than it does to get dressed!