What a mixture of a week that was!
Run 1: Started well, very well, in fact too well. Ran out of steam in the second half of the run completely and my asthma triggered for the first time since starting the program. Managed to slow down enough to finish the run, but I felt dreadful and my confidence was knocked as it took me a long ten minutes or so to recover. I have only myself to blame, it was a warm day, seemingly no air and my breathing was everywhere probably triggering my tight chest and overall exhaustion.
Run 2: After my knock I wondered if it might be better to repeat week 7 or even 6, yes I was that low, but decided I would slow my pace in run 2 and see what happens. It was a cooler day, but had some wind, however I concentrated on not over stretching myself and enjoyed the run allot more even with the wind against me on the way back.
Run 3: Today I skipped my usual morning coffee and headed out, albeit later than usual. fairly warm day again and no breeze my run went well. Had a bit of a sprint in the last minute and must admit to feeling spent at the end. Felt my asthma a little, but not concerned and will be having a chat with the Doc on Wednesday to see if my inhaler needs to be adjusted.
So a week of ups and downs when I finally met Julie, quite a quirky tune in a Jilted John kinda way lol. Onto week 9 now and oh my word I can't believe it's here. Week 9 will begin on Friday, but with a little gap in the middle as am away to a festival at the weekend so run 2 will be Tuesday hopefully. I still don't feel close to running 5k in 30 mins yet, but I think I have learned a big lesson this week and that is to never sprint before you can run