So my last run (7.5k) on Wednesday was good and felt fine , Thursday also felt ok but Friday I noticed my right hip/ lower back was aching so decided on a 2nd rest day and just went out for a short walk .
It felt a lot better this morning but not 100 % so I decided to take it easy .
This was always going to be my short run but I decided not to try and make it quick and short as I did not want to aggravate the ache .
So I went out with no expectations and was ready to abandon the run if I needed to.
I just kept a comfortable plod , I still had an ache but there was no pain so decided just to take it to 3k , and to be honest , that was enough .
It has taken me a long time but I have eventually got past the stage of feeling I need to do at least 5k every time I go out !
And in fact Mr Garmin is rewarding me for it .
So as far as Garmin is concerned I am again another year younger and Vo2 Max has risen by 1 .
The numbers are now slowly getting back to where they were before I started having long gaps between my runs .
So I'm happy to keep this mix of runs up now and try to maintain the frequency .
I think the next run will probably be a steady 5k
Happy days 😁