Well I started W4 on Monday, keen to go up another level and raring to go,setting out at 8.30 am immediately realising it should have been earlier as it felt very warm.
I didn't like the first 3 minute run one bit, it came as a it of a surprise as I'd already managed it before on W3. I couldn't imagine how I'd be able to complete the next 5 minutes let alone the whole run.It felt so warm,my breathing was all over the place,I felt rubbish.Anyway I got on with it,hit a shady stretch and just chugged along. I got a bit miffed with Laura, there was some answering back and there might have been some swearing too.....Then just as the first 5 min run finished ,my MP3 died on me,so I swore some more,walked a bit and had a think about just giving up and walking home.I decided to carry on minus podcast ( maybe Laura was exacting some sort of revenge?) and started to run,
just glancing at my watch now and then to keep time .I ended up doing a bit extra to compensate for the hiccup in the middle and in case I hadn't been that accurate with the watch.
So I finished , but felt oddly dissatisfied with the whole thing.
Fast forward to this morning, I decided to leave half an hour earlier as its still humid,though the fact that I couldn't find my headphones and then when I went to fetch next doors dog she didn't have her collar on lost me a good 10 minutes,so I left feeling a bit of a grump.
The first 3 minutes were hard...why is that ?? Again I really didn't think I'd manage the whole thing,but I did 5 without being mean to Laura and then the second half ,well it was easier - even the last five minutes when she said there was a minute to go I was surprised.I definitely upped my pace a bit in the last run too,well- up from a shuffle/ light jog...so I lost the Grump somewhere on the track and returned home feeling really good
I feel better about going out for R3 on Friday now,I know I can do it.
Oh and on a random note, Cat will lose both stitches and bucket tomorrow and we will be able to have all the doors and windows open once more,without fear of him escaping- hurrah!
Well done if you stayed with me on this ...just realised its a bit long. Happy running all !