Yesterday I was up early (as always on a run day) and set off for this run. I had planned a new route in my head, but it involved a path I had not run before. The terrain was a footpath, which was part of Raad ny Foillan, a coastal footpath, It is narrow in places and was rather more uphill than I had thought. I ran for 14 minutes before turning back for a short distance as I decided I would do better on a tarmac footpath. The first path off was incredibly steep and I ran out of breath. I thought my lungs would explode! I walked for about 2 minutes to recover. I then ran the rest of the time, and the warm down time, adding a 5 min cool down at the end. Lesson learned- Walk the routes before you try to run them!!!
When i am fitter I will try the path and run to the next exit. but that must be more than 5K
Should I repeat R1 or just move on to R2?