My last two runs have been really good and unusually enjoyable. The sun was shining but it wasn’t too hot, I had bought some new comfortable summer running gear which looked nice and felt right – nothing rubbed or flopped about or rode up or fell down. The running gods were smiling on me.
Then this morning I woke up and looked out the window: grey, breezy, miserable and cold. Pah! I am a person whose mood is disproportionately affected by the colour of the sky, and spring is a particularly trying time for me as our climate here offers us glimpses of the summer to come and then plunges us into winter chills again. I’m up and down like a yoyo!
So, I went out feeling cold and miffed, and it set the tone for the run. I set off too fast as I just wanted to get it over with (fast being a relative term here) and was pooped by 1k. I kept going trying to run slow and steady and made it to my planned 5k, but I hated every minute of it and was just glad to get home.
Anyone else have this problem? If I won the lottery I’d move to somewhere with a predictable weather pattern and a decent supply of sunshine but not too hot for running!