I went for a run yesterday evening.This time however I was of two minds whether to do it in the first place. I had been on my feet all day and the bottom of my feet ached. However I didn't want to skip my run. So I dragged on my gear before I could change my mind and headed out into the drizzle. I surprised myself again. I know the mantra is to go slow and to slow down some more. However by the last run, when I had 1 minute left I couldn't help it. I felt like running faster. So I ran faster, and faster and I felt so overjoyed! I didn't sprint or anything, more like if I was running for the bus yet still I was happy that I had the energy for it, even after the run I felt tired but good.
It also raised the question of if I'm not pushing myself hard enough. Throughout the runs I've been watching as my heart rate steadily goes down for doing longer runs and running faster is a means of getting back into that heart rate peak. Yet I don't want to cause injury either.
At the moment I'm just happy to run and really looking forward to tomorrow's run