Yesterday evening I went out for a run feeling very positive as I'd run happily for 30 minutes a few days ago. But it was a total disaster. I felt like I could barely lift my feet, felt really heavy, and had no energy whatsoever. I almost quit after five minutes, but eventually managed to keep moving (more walking than running) for 30 minutes so I did get a workout.
I was gutted to have a bad run as I'd sailed through C25K for the most part, finding it hard work at times but never not completing a run.
Looking back I did everything wrong. I'd forgotten my stopwatch so my routine was off to start with. I'd eaten a large bowl of cereal an hour before going out instead of something sensible like a banana. I was wearing new socks that were too slippery & my feet didn't feel like they were gripping in my shoes. I'd picked the wrong time of day - it was dusk, I run close to the lakeshore, and there were so many midges I was breathing them in...
At least I know from the forum that a bad run is usually followed by a good one, so I'm not too disheartened & hope that tomorrow's run will be better.
Also, this morning I have woken up with a stinking, rotten cold, so perhaps that explains the total lack of energy yesterday!