Proudly wearing my C25K Graduate running shirt for the first time, I ventured into the weather (blustery showers) because I WANTED to run! I did the old route along the Thames towpath to the centre of Oxford, over Folly Bridge and back down the other side, past Christ Church Meadow and alongside the Botanical Gardens, finishing off along Iffley Road towards home. I last did this run a couple of weeks ago, on the last run of week7, and I was pleased then to complete 3.6Km of it. This time I ran the full 5K (my fourth in a week).
I did find it harder work than my week 9 runs in the week, then suddenly realised why - I seemed to be running into the wind a lot of the way, and when I paid attention to it, it seemed to make a surprising difference to the effort needed! Have other people noticed this? I wasn't going to let a bit of weather put me off though.
One bad aspect of the run, though - when I stopped, I realised that my left knee was a little uncomfortable/painful, and I almost limped my warmdown walk. When I got home, I gave it the frozen pea treatment, and it feels a lot better now. I'll have to take care with it. Strange, I'd noticed recently that my knees felt....... different - they weren't hurting in any way, but they kind of felt as if they were swollen, though there was no visible signs of things not being right.
Next, I'm going to try the Stepping Stones podcast on Tuesday (unless I can't help going for a gentle jog tomorrow!).
Happy running, C25K pals!
My run - connect.garmin.com/modern/a...