After a 2.76k recovery run yesterday, I had my first 5k long run in the programme today. I assume Nike know what they’re doing! 😬
Well yesterday evening, I felt decidedly fluey and couldn’t work out if I was getting a cold and decided to try a night time cold & flu remedy to help me to sleep. Today I really didn’t feel like running and a return to bed was tempting, but I thought a run might pick me up too. 🤔
Well a long run calls for the big parks, so off to Lydiard I go. Forgot my bum bag for phone and keys 🙄!! But I’ve been there before. Operation Out There Dont Care - keys in secure place and phone in hand! We’re running! 🏃🏾♀️
Well, my pace was faster than my run yesterday. That wasn’t supposed to happen. The guidance was to run slower. It seemed intensely humid and I have sweated like a fountain. I’m still dripping now! (Apologies for the graphic detail. 😊). I have never sweated so much on a run! I’m soaked, but a little bit stoked that I did it too! 😂 It would definitely have been excusable to stop today, but it never got the point where I was ready to give in.
I should have been running much slower according to the App, so that didn’t help, but I finished the 5k in 37.14 minutes. The app paused at 35 minutes and I was still short of the 5k when I realised, so I decided to run on to get to the 5k. It wasn’t too long before I noticed, so I can’t claim it would have taken much less time. It was simply a tough one and I could not have run on. But I did it! Now I’m going to take myself home to have a shower 🚿 and go to bed with a good book! I’m not sure what’s next, but a rest day for recovery will be had tomorrow regardless!
Wishing everyone enjoyable running!! Have fun! ❤️