Which is strange, as I felt as if I was running faster overall, especially on the upward bits. Mind you, it was wet and slippery, so i was being careful.
I do feel as if I'm running like a runner now, more effortless and less of the old lady hunch.
I have a real struggle for the first 20 minutes ish. Legs heavy, panting even downhill; then i get into my stride and the breathing is easy even uphill. Anyone any ideas why? I'm wondering if it takes that long to clear the allergens from my lungs. I definitely have a toxic 20 rather than a toxic 10. Then I feel as if I could keep going, though I was getting tired by the end of this run. Still, over 5k again.
I've been tired lately, disinclined to run and had to force myself out this evening. I really do seem to need around 8 hours sleep and have been getting an hour or two less. This is the first run since the last long one when I've felt high after.