I've just got back from Week 9 Run 2- I only ran for 23:33. Disaster! I know I set off too fast, but I'm terrible at pace, my balance is dreadful so running is like riding a bike- if I don't maintain a certain speed, I'll fall over (probably). I wanted to quit after 5 minutes, and then after 10, but after 15 I felt OK...but then shortly after 20 minutes I got to the bit of my improvised route where, whichever way I went, I'd be running uphill, and I totally lost my bottle. My legs did a 'bugger this' thing, and I nearly fell over, and had to slow down to a walk. And I'd been *so* close to that magic '5 minutes' line. I can *always* finish when I only have 5 minutes to go, but it just didn't come soon enough.
I know I was going too fast- I was covering 1K in 5:50 at my fastest, usually it's more like 6:05 to 6:30, but I am terrible at guessing my speed, I really can't tell.
Still, it means I get to stick with C25K a little longer, and only a month ago a 23 minute run would have been a triumph, rather than a disappointment. I promise I'll do a whole 30 minutes on Wednesday, at a sedate and sensible pace. And even the bad runs are good for you, right?