First time on week 6 and it was yuk - windy, wet and miserable. I ran alone tonight which always leaves me with pacing issues as even though the other half can run faster than me when I am on my own I find I run faster myself. Which when you are trying to go slow is not ideal. I read a post by John_W today and maybe talk of fast running had an effect on me! So I was really ready for the first walk break and felt quite out of breath. The route I took was past my secondary school, the scene of many dreadful cross country experiences and indeed I ran part of it tonight, remembering the heavy legs and laboured breathing back then and reflecting that not much has changed!
I have to admit, I did not enjoy this run. I have read posts from many other people saying the same. There is no way I could have run for 20 solid minutes tonight. By the end of this I felt exhausted and a little dizzy. The wind and rain didn't help at all. But I still did it and with an extra 2 minutes tagged onto the cool down I covered 4.5km. Probably too much. But now I have my feet up, knowing in half an hour I can take more painkillers! Onwards and upwards 😃