How on earth did I manage 20 minutes last week? I found today so tough that I can't remember!
I didn't consciously push myself today, but I think I must have started the first 10 minute run too fast because I was huffing and puffing a little before I even reached the five minute mark. I did start on a downhill slope, so I think that may have made me a little too ambitious!
I'm definitely not ready to speed things up at all. I made it all the way through but I felt awful doing so and my legs hurt more than they ever have.
I certainly am not finding it easier, Laura!
I do feel a little lightheaded right now, too, so I think I may need to break out the iron tablets again. I do have reoccurring problems with anaemia so I can imagine that a drop in my haemoglobin levels will not help my running stamina at all. I've been pretty well since I started this programme but I shouldn't assume that will always be the case and should try and nip that in the bud before it becomes a problem!
As for Wednesday...well, another slow and steady run is needed with absolutely no ambitious starts! I shan't underestimate those 25 minutes!