I tried a different approach today. I usually have to walk about 6 minutes to get over the hill before I start running. Which means at about 4.30, I pause the app, walk a bit then restart it so we're in sync to start running at my checkpoint - I have this down to a tee!
But, when I went to pause the app, for some reason, it was already paused so it looked like I had another 4 minutes to walk! This would have messed up my Strava and my route so I abandoned the app, set my apple timer and started running. This made a massive difference! I was sluggish anyway - tired and hungry and still a bit stiff from Yoga on Sunday, but I found myself timer watching for a lot of it. It was amazing how many times I flipped between enjoying it and coming close to abandoning and walking home. I wonder if it made a difference not having Laura checking in but I thought I'd prefer running without interruptions.
I have no idea why I found this one tough, I think it was just one of those runs. A couple of days rest now and back out again on Thursday with a vengeance!