I completed, just about, Week 6 Run 1, but it did feel like a bit of a plod. I felt really good after my 20 minute run of W5R3, unbelievably good. I had read that Week 6 Run 1 was not as easy as it sounds, and it has indeed been a great 'leveller'. It's kind of knocked me back a bit, I am going to push on, but think I might do W6R1 again.
I think there are a few contributing factors to yesterdays plod;
1) It was a late afternoon run, on a day when I was tired anyway. (I normally run in the morning). Have been pretty bushed of late, and it's not the running - work is a grind at the moment.
2) It was a bit windy, which I am not used to.
3) My hamstrings feel permanently tight, despite stretching before and after.
Does anybody else suffer from tight/stiff hamstrings. Strangely enough after about 3 minutes into the 5 minute run they did start to ease, but I did feel that they were not as functional as I imagine they should be. I think if I could crack this, things would improve again.
Otherwise I am loving it. I am in better shape, and feel so much fitter and healthier.