Well I did W9R3 on Sunday morning, and I stuck to my usual route so that I knew exactly what to expect... 30 mins is 6 straight lengths plus a little bit at the end - and I had done it 3 times during the week already - and this should be nice and straightforward.
Warmed up fine.... started the run fine .... got to 5 mins fine... 10 mins not so fine... got to 15 mins and was walking (I told myself it was just for 5 mins - just a little recovery walk) .... unfortunately I just couldn't pick up my feet and run, the tank was empty this time, so I walked out for the rest of the podcast and made my way back home reflecting on what had happened.
I'm putting it down to low energy levels - I put in a belting run on Friday evening and probably hadn't left enough time to fully recover & certainly did not have the right kind of food during Saturday (plus Sunday I was running hung-over which didn't help) ... in other words & after 9 weeks of this, I have still got a lot to learn about running.
So here is to W9R4 - plenty of rest, plenty of fuel & no alcohol mid-week... and see how I get on next time I'm out.
On the up side, we went out for a walk Sunday afternoon, up through the fields (5ft high nettles) and through buttercup meadow past all the horses & foals - I had previously wondered about doing that as a short route, but it's way too overgrown for running... and too many stiles and gates to be that I wouldn't have a good pace....
Happy Running everyone.