I completed the first two runs of week 4 without any problems so on Friday I was looking forward to getting the third run out of the way. I only work a half-day on Fridays so I went out at just before 1pm. I felt great, no aches in my legs, the streets would be quiet, I chose my music and route... and then I started the run. From the beginning everything felt wrong. Even the warm up walk felt sluggish. I got through the first three runs but throughout I was thinking 'I'm really struggling here'. I carried on but with a minute to go on run 4 I had to stop. I was gutted. The first time I haven't finished a run. I couldn't pin down what had happened, struggling on the first run of a week is understandable but the third one? It should be the easiest one, right?
I was debating whether to do W4 R3 again this morning rather than move on to W5 but in the end I decided I would give W5 a go and if I struggled I would stop and come home and go back to W4 in a day or two. So this morning at 07:30 I went out, and I not only finished it, I really enjoyed it too! Got through each 5 minute run easily and at the end I felt I could do more.
With all the progress I've made I felt deflated on Friday and could've easily dodged today's run but I'm so glad I got up and ran. I feel right back on track. I'm still not sure what happened on Friday but I guess sometimes these things just happen and there's no explanation.