Yesterday I embarked on W11,R1 of my B210k programme which involved 3x 17-min runs with 1 minute walks between (up from 15-min runs last session).
My iphone is stuck in limbo between contract and PAYG, so I borrowed DHs phone, found my music on spotify, downloaded the app and off I went. I followed the same route I did for W10R2, which is a little hill, then a long downward slope till eventually as flat is possible for the rest of my run. As this run involved 6 minutes more running, I knew I would need to go a bit further till the magic half way alert.
I always struggle for the first km or so, and it was probably after the first km that I realised that I had forgotten to activate mapmyrun, so I had no idea of pace. My calves were sore, but I kept prodding along, thinking they'll come right later on, like the usually do. At my first walking interval, I activated mapmyrun so I could at least then have an idea of my pace from then onwards, but based on my average I had already covered about 2.6-8km. Anyway, the calves were really store and I just couldn't run properly because I was tensing with the pain. I also got the worst case of pins and needles in my feet, despite my laces being so loose I could put my thumb in them. I kept stopping for traffic and eventually just 2kms (so less than 5km overall) after I activated mapmyrun I just couldn't run anymore.
I even phoned DH and asked him to come and pick me up, and even in all the time I walked, waiting for him to come I just knew I couldn't run another step and it had been quite disasterous.
However, I got absolutely no sympathy from DH when I got in the car. He said I am doing this whole bridge to 10km thing too fast and I am going to injure myself and for once he wished I would listen to him, because I always listen to my forum friends and never him and it hurts his feelings. WTF !!!!! I was livid and I never said a word to him unless I had to the the rest of the night. He even got the cold shoulder from me this morning.
I am still annoyed with him, and I will go back out again tomorrow night and attempt that run. I don't for one minute believe I am going too fast. I graduated 5km at the end of March, and I should be running / walking about 8.5km now, so I don't think I have pushed myself at all, Its was just my first bad run, but I still ran for 27-29 minutes.