Did my usual seven-mile tempo run (Bonhill bridge to Dumbarton) and finally broke the one hour barrier. Actually I did 58.30. I don't know whether it's the training, the cooler temperatures or the fear of running in the pitch black through the back roads of the Vale ;-)
Don't think I'll be able to do that route at night anymore. I had to rely on passing cars to guide the way when I was on the back roads. I had enough reflectors to light up Manhattan, but drivers still insisted on blinding me with full beam. Running down the middle of empty roads (to avoid pavement potholes) defintely put a spring in my step.
So glad Autumn's here. Not a big fan of running in hot (ter) climates.