Tried a new route today and was a little worried about how I was going to manage 8 minutes continuous running but the first 8 passed quite easily and I felt I could have gone further.
This first 8 had however been mostly down hill but the brief uphill was taken in stride.The five minute walk was a pleasant stroll down a back lane.
Then came the the 2nd and final 8, it started well but then I turned off the lane and hit an evil hill that felt like hell on earth and destroyed any feeling that this was going to be a simple run.
I am pleased to say though that with legs like lead and thighs complaining at every step I kept going and eventually my favoutite phrase was heard "slow to an easy walk to cool down" and another run had been defeated.
Up next the dreaded 20 minutes.