After a fabulous graduating run last Thursday (finishing the whole 5K in 36.37mins) something happened.
I was as pleased and delighted with myself as anyone could be after graduating, so I geared up to my first 'graduate' run on Sunday. After 9 weeks of solidly getting better and better each run (Runkeeper keeps congratulating me, so it must be true), I couldn't do it. I actually had to stop at 26 mins. I came home and wept. Yes. Real tears. What a wuss. And I couldn't face Runkeeper who I knew was embarrassed for me.
Now I love the internet because the WWW tells me there are such things as bad runs and not to over-think it. Just get over it.
Today, however, I was rather apprehensive about another rubbish run, so I downloaded the C25K+ and ran around my (hilly) area rather than along the beach. It started off SO slowly and I ran 8.22min/km rather than my 7.12min/km of the 5K.
Moral of the story - if you have a bad run, just slow down the next one and it makes you feel champion again.