Up until now, I have found every single run challenging, but have always managed to run for the entire time required. But tonight was a different story.
I ran w7r3 and I'm not quite sure exactly what happened but I was just feeling a little rough and after 16minutes, I just stopped and walked for 1min! I didn't even consciously decide to stop, it just...happened! Started up again after a minute, and to add insult to injury, I stopped again 3minutes before the end, and walked for 30seconds. Again, it just kind of happened. It was so odd, and I felt so disappointed with myself.
It was windy outside so I was wearing my running jacket instead of my long sleeved compression top and I got really really hot and sweaty, so wonder if that had something to do with it. Also, having checked my timings, I appear to have run the first 2 km at 6.15min/km, which was 20 seconds quicker than on my previous runs. I wasn't even aware i'd been going quicker. Could that be it?
I guess I'll just have to repeat the run on Friday, but now that I've actually stopped during a run and not pushed myself until the very end, I worry that it will happen again, and just feel so defeated and deflated. And the old gremlin on my shoulder just keeps saying 'see, I told you that you weren't a runner and wouldn't be able to do this'. Argh