Well you would have thought that after running for 25 mins a few days ago, that running for 25 mins again would be easy right .... wrong.... that was pretty tough going.
I had deliberately backed off the pace for this one because I really do want to get through this week & it's the first full week of non-stop running.
I think it could have been either tired legs, or me trying out a different warm-up route which meant I started the run when I was still on the mud path, but it seemed to take ages to get to just 5 mins.... WHAT - that must be wrong. Calfs were already solid and ankles aching, so it was time to dig in and head down.
I knew that I had to do 4 lengths of my straight road and it would all be over - but then at the end of the first length I felt myself straightening up & noticed that things had improved calfs were bear-able & ankles felt okay too - I had found the pace and knew I just had to keep going.
At the half way point I still felt okay - almost feeling good about it - in my mind I even started thinking could I keep going after the end and try to see what 5k feels like..... but a third of the way down my 4th length I lost Laura aahhh she had gone silent on me. So the last 500mtrs was run in complete silence, just me, my breathing and what's this,my little legs seemed to be going like the clappers .... made it to the end and checked the time - was on 32:15 .... phew that was that run over & done with!!