Completed Run 2 today, wow it's a hard first 10 minutes! Ran the other way around my loop which meant the welcome downward slopes became the incredibly hard hills (they're not really... just gentle inclines) but they seemed tough. 14 minutes in and I was slugging my way up the second one, sun came out just to spite me and I thought about giving up going over the bridge. Then I thought, what's the worst that can happen? You could collapse but there's plenty of cars passing on the next side to take you to hospital! I get some strange thoughts to keep myself from stopping lol. Safe in that knowledge I continued on for the next few minutes puffing and sounding like ..well I don't know what as I tried to gasp for breath. There didn't seem to be enough oxygen on the entire planet to get me through. Laura was strangely silent and I was willing her to tell me I'd run for 20 minutes when I had a surprise to hear her say there was only 5 minutes left. That really gave me a boost and I managed to finish the run with quite an easy pace as my breathing settled. In hindsight if she had told me I had to run for 30 minutes I think I could have done it. My time is still 8 minutes 20 ish seconds per km but that's 20 seconds less than a week ago. Bring it on Run 3
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