The run was horrible. Gremlins all day, hot, sticky, humid - yuck. Finally dragged me out of the door and drove to the park - no spaces so had to park much further away.
Finally started the run and nah, it wasn't going anywhere. Legs all akimbo, stomping, out of breath and too hot before I even started.
I convinced myself to keep going thinking I would stop about the first couple of K but kept going to the halfway point. I did realise after the first K that I was going far too fast but my heart rate, cadence and legs were all fine.
Reached the halfway point and stopped to get my breath back and returned at a much slower pace.
After about a K on the return I just gave up...except my legs wouldn't and just kept going. I decided to forget about heart rate, cadence, speed etc. and just keep my legs running, no matter how slowly.
So all in all, a pretty disappointing run.
However, when you stop the watch presents a 'post run' analysis including records. Turned out I had 3 PRs:
- fastest 1K at 6:48
- fastest mile at 11:15
- fastest 5K at 38:17
So that's nice!
Just goes to show, well, I'm not sure really :-). It was certainly a lot of effort and I felt that effort, but ignoring the gremlins and Just. Keep. Going. It's all good.
And, even more importantly, the calories lost was more than the Chocolate Caramel Bar I shoved down my throat earlier (daytime gremlins): (https://healthunlocked.com/couchto5k/posts/133739061/the-downside-of-getting-fitter-is-...)