You guys are great!.
As you know, I tried W4 R3 earlier and it was a bit of a disaster. At the end of run 3 I came over all nauseous and it basically brought my whole day down. It was not the way I wanted to end my W4 and begin W5.
I have been mulling it over on and off all day and your good advice about me being silly and not eating prior to an 11am run and going too quickly really helped me get out of my slump.
So.....I tried again. Just now.
This time, I shed the long sleeve top and the baseball cap and went for a short sleeve T-shirt and locks to the breeze.
And I went slooooooowwly.
I was slower than a slow thing from the planet slow who took out his dog, Cigarette. His dog's got no legs, so every morning he's taken out for a drag (boom, tish - I'm here all week folks!)
I don't advocate repeating a run twice in day to anyone. I know that sounds hypocritical having just done the self same thing but my knees are telling me off right now and I am going to make the most of the next two rest days but my head was in a bad place and the cobwebs had to go.
The lack of baseball cap was the clincher. I was in so much of a better frame of mind, I found my rhythm, I went slow and steady and was very nearly dissappointed when I had reached the end.
The baseball cap and I are going to have a quiet tete-a-tete and he may see the error of his ways. We'll see.
The mood has gone and week 5 is something to look forward to again.
Thanks again guys.