running is a funny thing

I just had a very weird w8r2. Last run was pretty good, I had been extending my w7 runs (only by 1-2 mins) to hit 4k and w8r1 i managed 4.13k in 28.30.

Today i set out, a little nervous of the cold.. and just felt so sluggish. When Laura piped in that I had done 5 mins I was way behind my usual 5 min mark. I plodded forth.. sometimes zoning out and realising i was barely going faster than a walk and had to gee myself up.

I had basically decided that this was me having the 'bad run' experience I have heard of and was mentally composing a post as I trotted on.

I managed to perk up a little toward the end of the run and right before the bit where laura says i have a minute left she actually said I had five! confused, i carried on and when I was finally told to stop I checked mapmyrun and I had done 4.13k in 28:00. Same distance in 30 secs less time!

I still can't figure out how what seemed to be a really slow run ended up being one of my best?!

Only 4 runs left - feel like i am going to be agonizingly close to 5k in 30 but not quite going to make it.. arg.


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

1 Reply

  • I had the same experience today. Ran week 8 run 1 on Saturday with my OH. He runs faster than me, so I'm usually faster when I run with him. I ached loads on Saturday night. Today for w8 r2 solo, I was surprised that my pace was better? It didn't feel as fast. I guess it must have been a good day for week 8 runners :)

You may also like...