I didn't run yesterday although it was a running day. I was just too tired after my day in the Alps. Still a bit stiff today, but not enough to be a REAL excuse. It's bucketing down here, proper, wet, non-stop rain. But I've always liked running in the rain and the only thing I was worried about was being cold if I had to stop. ("Well, you'll just have to run the whole way, won't you" said the stern voice in my head). So with Sami in my ear I set off. I was cold during the warm-up walk, but after about 2 minutes of running I had warmed up and was glad I had no jacket to lug around with me.
The run is 3 x 15mins with 1min of walking between the runs, so 47 mins in total. The gremlins were with me all the way, although I knew they wouldn't win. But I reckon they might have done if I hadn't been doing this programme. I kept telling myself if I stopped or didn't do the whole distance I would have to do it again. The walking breaks were very welcome and I hated the last 6 minutes. I hated the last 5 minutes. I hated the last 4 minutes. I was almost counting the seconds, counting my steps, willing the time to be over. And then it was over. Under 7 mins /km which is fast for me, so quite pleased. No negative splits this time. Didn't feel I was flying. But I am enjoying doing a programme again - somehow it helps me stay focused and makes me push myself that little bit further. I know I can do the next run and I know I can do week 3. No idea what comes after that!