After the success of my W8R1 run, I treated myself to a new Garmin GPS watch thing, so I when it arrived I was keen to try it out. So off I went today with my fancy new watch on, heart rate monitor attached and set off on the usual route for my 28 minute jaunt.
Now then, I am not sure if it was the feeling of being 'watched' by the watch, but I went off like an absolute lunatic. I knew I was doing it, but just couldn't stop myself. I was running at such a daft fast pace, I knew I would not be able to run for the 28 minutes - no chance. I just couldn't make myself slow down though!
Needless to say, I got about half way through and was really struggling. I eventually gave up at about 18 minutes and walked back home feeling like an idiot. I decided that it would be better to just save myself until tomorrow and have another go.
What on earth was I thinking of?!
My guess is that I was just having a bad day at work and was taking my stresses and anger out on the road. Either way, it didn't really work as what was supposed to de-stress me has just annoyed me more for being such a pillock!
Grrr. Rant over.
Will have another go tomorrow when I am in a better frame of mind.