Another dreadmill run this morning, the pavements and roads are getting better but there is still the odd patch of ice around and I don't see the point of risking injury when I have access to the gym.
My plan today was to better my time from yesterday for the 10k. I set off much quicker, keeping a higher average pace and increasing the speed more regularly than yesterday. Time checks showed:
4k = 22:28
8k = 43:43
And then at 9.6k when running at 12.2 kph disaster struck; I accidently knocked the emergency stop button and the treadmill, understandably, ground to a halt. My heart sank, what an extraordinarily stupid thing to do. If I'm honest, I'm surprised it's not happened before, I do have a naughty habit of running too close to the front of the machine and I often brush against the stop button with my right hand but I have been lucky so far that I've not activated it. Unfortunately my luck run out today. I am really gutted, as I was definitely on for a better time than yesterday and my plan was to increase by .1 of a kilometre for every .10 of a kilometre that I had left so was aiming to finish at 12.5 kph. At least I have my two time checks and on that basis I am going to estimate that I would have completed in 54:43. It is a hollow feeling though and means that in the next couple of weeks I am going to have to try again so that I get a proper time check.
Tomorrow I will be doing a slow run and then taking Friday and Saturday off ready for my 25 miler on Sunday.