It's been very difficult motivating myself to do anything sometimes, let alone run when I'm under the weather. I started week 6 last Monday 6 may, but didn't go again until Friday of this week. Still, at least I got out there as soon as I felt up to it. I considered doing run 1 again but opted to take the next step and see how I went.
It turned out to be the right choice, though it was difficult to keep going for the first 10 minute run. This is because my new longer route involves about 5 minutes of a gradual climb. My legs did not want to move, it was hard to breathe and I really felt like stopping, but I told myself I could make to that house, now make it to that post, and gradually I did it! The 2nd 10 minutes was easy by comparison because it was flat, in fact I sped up a little for the last 60 seconds. I am quite pleased with my progress given how long I've had off. I also put 3lb on in the time off so I'm carrying extra weight too