I’ve finally made it down to the (new-ish) track that has been built along Jumeirah Open Beach. And what a lovely track it is!
It was quite random that I happened upon the track… I was out a few days ago on a run, and halfway into the run I completely lost interest (this is something that I’m quite used to at the moment, but am trying really hard to get rid of) and so I turned around and walked home. And on the way home, I could obviously spend more time looking at my surroundings and one of the things I noticed was this couple running along part of the walkway that had a weird green tint to it.
“That’s a strange colour for paving” I thought to myself. So I made a slight detour to see what it was and as I got closer I started thinking that it must be track, but, green?! I had never seen a green running track before!
Well, I was pleasantly surprised when I reached the track – it really was running track – the track that people have been speaking about for ages!!
So I planned a run that would incorporate this track so that I could include it in my “something new” for this week 🙂
It was a fabulous run – it was to be my last big-ish run before the half marathon on Friday so I wanted to practice keeping a slow pace; one that I am hoping I’ll survive for the race. And I’d say I did a pretty good job of it 🙂 I was aiming for a 6:30 pace, so it might actually be a bit fast, especially considering the bad luck I’ve had for the last 2 months with my running… but it felt great knowing that I was able to keep at the pace I wanted to for the whole run!
To say I’m nervous for Friday’s race would be an understatement… I’m pooping myself! But I am going to go out there and do it. I know I can! Just keep slow and steady.
I wonder what next week will bring??? 🙂 Watch this space to find out!!!