Last Tuesday was the last time I ran - this was after a race on the Sunday for 10k - where I pushed myself and then did an ok tuesday fast interval run - but came away with all sorts of aches and pains and clearly needed more recovery time. To be honest it knocked my confidence a bit - managed to find excuses all week not to run. You know ranging from domestic tyranny, to job interview for promotional post ( got the job - yay!!), parents and family visiting that was full on.
So here we are a week later and no run done since. Felt I needed to test my legs and see what was what. I decided to do my old C25K route- mostly flat, some gentle up and down inclines about 2 and half miles run- with a mile walk up a very steep hill to finish. It was like coming home- the most blissful run - beautiful Devon scenery, pink sky before dusk - and like running in comfy slippers - so familiar and reassuring. i was running naked - but could 'hear' laura and enjoyed remembering all the highs and low tip graduation. I found at the end i was running a minute and half faster - no wonder I was puffed out. But the perfect Goldilocks run. this will now be my recovery run after my long runs at the weekend.
Happy running everyone