After finishing the 20 minute run at the end of week 5 I had started getting pretty confident and feeling that after that the rest of the program wouldn't be too bad and I was set for an easy run last night to begin week 6 (I get to walk again surely this will make the run easy after a solid run of 20 min).
Of I set at 4.30PM into the afternoon sun figuring I could up the pace a little as the walks would let me catch my breath between runs.
The first 5 minutes are mostly downhill and although there was a small headwind I was a little surprised at how tired I felt quickly in to it but figured I would settle in to the run and be fine. When I was told to change pace I slowed and found I have ran at 5m10s/km (as opposed to 7m/km during the 20 minute run) no wonder I was feeling a little more tired.
Run 2 I watched my pace a little more but was feeling the lack of strength left in my legs as I climbed the evil short uphill section and was glad of the next walk
Run 3 was an arduous slog during which the sun made me think it was midday in the sahara.
But in this battle of man vs run, man won again. The sun and my cockiness nearly cost me and valuable lessons were learned about pacing myself more especially in the heat.
Roll on tomorrow and W6R2. Armed with new caution I am ready for it.