Finally got down to measuring exactly how long is that route that I always run around my estate, with the amazing Nokia Sports Tracker app for my phone which, btw, I would fully recommend to anyone with a Nokia smartphone (although does anyone know whether using GPS satellites to track my location costs anything? It doesn’t ask me for access points or anything and it doesn’t seem to use 3G. I’m such a n00b at this).
Apparently my previous guesstimates were almost spot-on. I had thought it was around 1.4-1.5km per round and I was right! It’s 1.45km, give or take a few metres.
Anyway, had a little trial run today to start off the workout schedule in the app. Alas, it took me over 15mins to run 2.8km, which is not only dismal, but far slower than any of the timings that I ran in the army (which, I just realised, I technically am still a part of).
Still, I’m gonna blame it on my largely sedentary lifestyle in the past two weeks, lack of any real running in weeks and the fact that my legs are still sore from tennis two days ago and squash yesterday with Joseph (which was totally awesome but which totally killed me).
Here’s looking to better timings!