This forum always gives sound advice and I hope you can help me. About a month ago I got up to Week 6 Run 2. I was loving it: feeling really confident and seeing my fitness improve week on week. I then went on holiday for three weeks then had another week of making excuses to not run so, all in all, I had four weeks away from running.
Two days ago, I decided to start back and began on Week 5 run 1. I found the 5minute runs ok, not amazing but ok. Today I went to do Week 5 run 2 and, oh my word, those 8minute runs killed me. I have never had a run that hard. I even found the 20minute run easier than that when I completed it a month ago!
I have my Week 5 run 3 (20mins) run coming up on Tuesday and I'm not sure what the best plan of action is. Do I go for it knowing that I could barely do the 8mins and see what happens? Or do I consolidate on the 8min runs and try and get my fitness back up?
All advice gratefully received!