This is kind of a follow on from my 'hormones' post, as I ran this under the influence of dreaded female hormones, that make you feel slow and like you weigh a ton (when under normal circumstances I feel fine).
I ran the third run of the wk 6 series with my hubby yesterday. I had breakfast first (left it a while before running) and couldn't feel motivated to leave the house until 11.30am. I think i set off a little too fast (for me) and found myself seriously struggling: my heart felt quite heavy in my chest (not felt that before), and I felt tired and breathless - this was before we'd reached the 5 min mark! But we slowed down and I REALLY pushed myself to finish and succeeded Very achy calves, but we did lots of deep stretching before we hopped in the car home.
This was the hardest physical and mental challenge I think I've faced. I spent the rest of the day feeling wiped out though (hubby felt great!). Today is a recovery day. Hopefully by tomorrow the hormone surge will have passed and I can have a normal run... fingers crossed...