Just returned from my first really unpleasant run. Quite annoying considering I was proudly pronounced a proper runner only two days ago.
But these 25 minutes went on forever and ever, and I almost gave up after the first 15 minutes. It was only because I remembered the gremlin ID checklist that agedsnailspace came up with last week (I'll repeat it for those of you who missed it), that I made it:
1) Do your feet hurt so badly you can't put them on the floor?
2) Do your legs hurt so badly you can't take another step?
3) Is you heart beating so fast it's about to exit through your chest?
4) Are you about to pass out from lack of oxygen as you can't breathe?
If none of 1-4 is making you absolutely have to stop, then it can only be the gremlins in your head and you should never trust the gremlins.
Thank you agedsnailspace. Your checklist worked. I kept running, and now I am so happy that I did - even if I must have really looked like a drowning snail the last 10 minutes (rain's pouring here in Copenhagen)!
I feel a lot less confident now. And for the first time in this programme I don't look forward to my next run.