I overshot. I couldn't read my watch properly in the dark and thought I was under 3.5k. I tried to keep a steady pace both up and downhill and not vary too much. I'm quite pleased with myself: just over 4k in 35 minutes (must admit I tried to avoid the steeper bits today), and I still haven't got my inhaler (Monday!). Garmin's idea of my VO2 Max has gone up another couple of points as well - it makes me 18 years younger than I am, apparently. My pace and posture are improving too. It's all coming together: thank you ju-ju-
My motivation has been flagging a bit recently, mostly due to lack of sleep, so I had a two hour kip this afternoon, and I've got runner's high for the first time for a week or so. The first 20 minutes of a run are hard for me anyway, it takes that long for my lungs to clear. I realise I'm a long distance runner. I was always last in races on sports day at school. It takes me a while to warm up, then I feel as if I could keep going.
Does anyone else crave carbohydrates after a run? Ever since I started running again, I can't get enough carbs. I'm pretty slim and my body does well on carbs (along with fruit, veg etc), so it isn't a problem for me, they don't make me gain weight.