I've felt a little unfocused since graduating - I've been consolidating my 30 mins - and joined a club but last week couldn't go because of work - and then yesterday I missed a run because well there were 42 mph winds and I was worried about getting blown out to sea and never heard of again. And I was about to start c25k plus but my last run on Friday I found really difficult. Now this is in spite of the fact that in my one run with the club so far I ran farther and faster than ever with hill training to boot. But since then on my own I've never been able to match anything like that. So I set out this morning with light winds and moderate rain (which I quite like actually) and a new playlist and map-my-run and then everything went wrong... and right! MMR played up and even my own inflated ego would not believe that I had run the first kilometre in 2mins 5 secs - in short MMR had a nervous breakdown and lost the plot, having me run across water it seems - so I ran (or according to MMR swam) on and on - fortunately I'd set my stopwatch timer thingy. Thing was I felt absolutely tip top like I could run forever and thought well I'll just play on until MMR says I've done 5K or simply blows up. But I did notice that I seemed to be running beyond my past markers. Turns out, when I measured my run back home on the map (using roads) that I'd actually run 6K in 36mins 26secs. So today I have run substantially longer and further, on my own, than ever before and felt (though I wouldn't like to put it to the test) that I could have gone on quite a lot farther and probably faster! My last kilometer certainly was faster because I'd been overtaken by a runner (yes overtaken) and I felt obliged for forms sake to then keep up. So I finally feel like I have broken out of the '30 mins and no more' zone which I'd fallen into. Now I need a plan...
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.