Today's plan was a steady 11k, after two weeks at 10k I thought it was achievable. I had today off and it was a beautiful sunny day, perfect conditions.
There was more faffing at home than I planned and i had a bit of nut bar as I was getting hungry before setting off. I never usually eat before a morning run, but the runs are getting longer so I took some jelly babies too just in case.
After a warm up walk I started running and disaster! Pain in my right thigh, knee niggles, back pain and heavy legs. I thought I can't do this! But I knew I had to persevere and kept a steady pace down the long hill and along to the river.
After about 4k I started to find it more comfortable and turned along to find a new river route and discovered some lovely countryside. The last three K unexpectedly were easier due to taking a wrong turn and ended up having no choice but to make up the distance just to get home. I was really pleased that the last stretch of the hill felt a bit easier possibly due to eating the head of a jelly baby 😛
So I exceeded my goal, slightly suprised at myself! Lots of stretching and I'm trying to ease the pain with my foam roller, the poor girls sports massage 😁
Happy running all. 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️