just when i was thinking i was getting the hang of this running game and improving, I faced a tough run.
I woke up feeling tired (but fully recovered from our Rio adventure), managed to cycle to the gym yesterday, took it easy and i felt great. Woke up this morning to my partner saying he has come back from his best run in months. Read a few posts on here to inspire me, popped my capris and t-shirt on as the morning temperature has finally cooled down.
Now i started off ok, but i just couldn't settle into the run. My pace was much slower than the previous weeks but i just felt tired and out of breathe. I decided after 3km just to have a little stop when i needed to and catch my breathe back. A few runners out - the Santiago Marathon is on Sunday so maybe some nice taper running for them? I was feeling better as i overtook 2 lady runners and then what should happen, just as i was flagging again these two lady runners overtook me. Stuck at the traffic lights with 250m to go I noticed the lady runners were marathon runners, that was when i realised i am still new to this running business.
Maybe i was overdressed as i was very hot when i did my cool down walk. Maybe i was hungry, maybe i was still tired, maybe the air pollution didn't help but what i do know is my muscles were well rested. It just goes to show you never know what kind of run you will have until you get out the door.
Signed up for our next 10km race - i am not sure i will be able to improve my time as a lot of travelling before the race plus to make it extra fun we have the two next french air traffic controller strikes to contend with.
The good news is i think as its cool enough now to start to think about that HM distance.
Happy running people