Eeek. I joined the local athletics club (never thought I'd type that sentence). Because my son goes to athletics and I thought I should make the most of the facilities while i'm there, rather than watching or just dropping off/picking up!!! So I joined and decided to do Wk8R2 on the track. First challenge was to get over the embarrassment / worry that people would come over and say, 'excuse me, what are you doing and why are you pretending to be a runner??'.
It was nice and springy and obviously mud free, BUT also very dull and nowhere near as fun as running in the hills. I missed the gorgeous views, the sheep and also the easy-peasiness of a downhill slope after the slog of an uphill slope.
However, with cheesy motivating music playing, I was able to keep on going eternally around and around!! I even had one of the instructors give me a tip to swing my arms less high (as for endurance, keeping them too high can make you feel tight). I felt so good at the end that I confess I ran through 2 minutes of the warm down so that i'd completed a full 30 mins! Definitely a buzz and well worth braving the yuck weather for.