I need to take the positives and learn from my mistakes. and there are a few lessons to be learned from today's effort. I went out for my W6R1 run. I know others have said this was tricky but I didn't understand why. After all I have run for 20 minutes straight. In fact I had done 20 minutes straight three times as my Monday evening running mates had missed a week so we went back and repeated. So surely W6R1 would be a breeze?
Not quite. First I don't think I prepared enough. I was planning to go out this evening, but saw it was due to rain so switched to an afternoon run. I hadn't drunk enough water, and I indulged in leftover chocolate. So off I went, warm up walk was fine. The run started. And my competitive streak took over. I wanted to see how much further I could run in 5 minutes compared to earlier efforts. Pick up the pace. What could go wrong?
The pace was good, but I was a bit out of breath when the walk started. Then the 8 minute run. I started a slower pace, but then the stitch came. i tried to run through it, but it was too much. I had to stop and walk home.
I will try again on Wednesday, starting slower and keeping steady. I will do this.