Oh, how many times have I read the advice: slow and steady here? How many times have I nodded internally? And then gone off so fast (for me, obvs) that I ended the 30 mins desperate to stop. Not to mention actually hurting the knee on the Grad run, but let's not go back there.
So, knee felt fine. Came home and realised I had committed to running tonight and we don't easily break promises made here, or we might be called out. All hail the power of the C25k forum.
Thought about it and decided I really would do slow and steady. Ditched my lovely bop along playlist. Am not sure that starting with The Boss singing Badlands is the best thing. There's something about it, especially that piston type phwoarrrr noise in the first few bars that sets me off like a little greyhound out of its trap. So put on Adele. It also helped that I couldn't so easily predict where I was in the run. Just dug in. And. I did 5K for the first time! 💪