3 months ago yesterday I set out to do run 1, week 1 of Couch to 5k. Today I'm faced with run 2, week 3 of the Magic Number 10k plan. I'm flushed with success from my first parkrun last weekend, and from the 7k run on Monday, so today’s 3.5k seems trivial by comparison. It doesn’t help that I'm in a hurry - just back from my piano lesson, pull on the shorts and out of the door again. And I need to be back sharpish for lunch so that Mrs t_m can get off to work.
On with the headphones, 5 minute warm-up walk and off I go. First km in 6:53. Whoa.. steady tiger, you can't run that fast. And I'm right, I can't. I have to plod the rest of the run just to complete it, and where's the fun in that? So a poor run, caused by the most basic of errors. I've lost count of the amount of times I've beseeched people on the C25K forum not to go too fast - what a muppet.
Still, as the old saying goes, 'I’ve learned so much from my mistakes, I think I’ll go out and make some more'.