Today I went out for W4R1 (again) full of optimism and not having had the usual 'battle with the bed' episode. Not a cloud in the lovely blue sky, gentle cool breeze - perfect! On the first 5 min run my calf muscles were very painful. Never had this before. Slowed the pace. Had to negotiate a whole pack of dog walkers and their many dogs, which gave me a little respite.
I have never been aware of my muscles before, only struggled with stamina/breathing. I was aware last night that I hadn't had my usual input of water through the afternoon and evening.
It was a real struggle to get through the runs - pain not stamina. Had another slow down when I was confronted by a loud, barking, teeth barred growling collie dog in the middle of the path. Gestured to the owner and shouted 'Get your dog BACK!'. It was with 2 others so I slowed my pace to get past them - and promptly jogged off briskly until I was out of sight of them. Grumpy and in agony in my legs!
Problem is I am not sure if I can count it as a proper run. At times it was a bit feeble. When I got home I discovered that I hadn't taken the Metformin last night. Maybe that didn't help either.