So after the non-running blues (https://healthunlocked.com/couchto5k/posts/133540934/missed-a-couple-of-runs-and-then-this-happened...) I _had_ to go out and I thought I would wait till it stopped drizzling, then tea... then kids put to bed and before I know it was 9.00 - far too late to go running in a large muddy field without any street-lights on a dark, cloudy and drizzly night.
Except if I hadn't I would have really regretted it. So I went and managed another 5K - yeah for me! :-).
The most interesting thing (apart from that horrific crunch of snails and that slight lurch of the foot when you have just helped spread some fertiliser) was not how easy the run was (it wasn't), but how 'normal' it felt. It was my 5th or 6th 5K and I started to anticipate where I would start feeling tired, how long before my legs would start to ache, when I would 'find my stride' etc. It was very....comforting I guess.
I am still (deliberately) going slowly (43 minutes) - this month is all about 5K consolidation.
So, a nice rest tomorrow and then another 5K. I am tempted to start varying my runs with a bit of speed work but I am going to resist. Whilst this run has started to feel like a familiar buddy, I still want to cement things in a bit more.
And to those people who _don't_ pick up their dog's little presents, come say hello and have a slap in the face with some dog-*** covered vibrams - nice and squishy