Well I have just completed my first run after 12 weeks off due to a broken elbow. I read on here that you should try to aim for a third of what you used to do to start so I aimed for a 1.5k run.
I wasn't looking forward to it as I haven't run in the dark alone before so wasn't sure what to expect.
I set off and after 7 mins I could hardly breathe, although my legs felt fine. I decided to try and push through it but had to walk for 30 secs up the hill. Slightly disappointed but hey I kept going.
I completed the 1.6k in 10 mins and felt great afterwards. I found that running in the dark was offset by being able to see all the Christmas lights everywhere,
Glad to be back at it