Well. I had quite the lazy weekend. Not at all the plan but there we go! I was apprehensive about going out today for the dreaded 20 minutes after the longer than intended break. It's been raining a lot so I couldn't do my usual fields route *sad face*
My mum is on week 3 - try Gedling Country Park she said. It's flat, she said. About 10 minutes in, I found myself stranded in a little valley with the only way to get out being to run up short but steep hills. My only other option was to run the same 50m stretch back and forth about 20 times so I gritted my teeth and nearly turned my legs inside out trying to get up said hill.
I made it, huffing and puffing and thought, I'll have a brisk walk for 30 seconds or so to get my breath back, it's not the end of the world if I can't do R3 today. So I had a breather and looked at the clock. With only 5.56 to go I told myself to stop being such a wuss and got right back into it. I reckon I only actually stopped running for under 10 seconds. So I'm not going to count it.
Looking forward to W6R1. I've looked it up - is the only harder thing about this run the stopping and starting element? Or is it a bit of a recovery week? I thought that because I've done 20 minutes, I won't have a problem with blocks of 5 and 8 minutes.