Last sunday I did a 10m pudding run and loved it. I stretched afterwards so everything was fine all week. I didn't manage to get out during the week so decided to do parkrun as a tempo run to get back into it. In fact it was a nightmare. My legs wouldn't go and I was gasping. Slowest parkrun ever. I even contemplated giving up several times. Bad run big style. I was starting to think that running is just too much like hard work.
So today I decided that I was gonna get out and do 5k to prove the parkrun was just a one off bad run. And it was. Todays run was still hard but much easier and I didn't think (much) about giving up and going home. So we are back to running 3 times a week with a longer run now and again to make sure I can do the distance in April.
Who would have thought that a good percentage of a sport that should be so physical, is mental.