Week 8, run 1 done. Another enjoyable one.
I think I know what went wrong last time. My 5 minute warm up walk finished on an uphill so I carried on up to the end of the road then turned back. I think I must have continued with the same effort as I went downhill so ended up going a bit too fast. Then couldn't sort it out for ages (I have done the same route before without a problem)
Anyway today as soon as Laura said get ready to run I crossed straight over and set off at a steady pace which I maintained most of the time, occasionally choosing to speed up a little bit (just because I can, now! )
A good route, combining the best of previous ones and mainly in the meadow which is mown in a sort of figures of eight plus some other bits so when I get to a junction I can just think "this way this time" and it is not at all boring.
I did more steps so probably took smaller strides (but not an Irish-John lollop! ☺)
I wasn't expecting such a long gap between Laura's announcements so a very pleasant surprise when she said there was only another 5 minutes to go. Right, I'll speed up, I thought. So I did.
A brief pause in my walk back as I had to help someone cross the road.
Then just after I finished I stopped to chat to some friends and explain why it is that the last few times I have seen them I have run away! Nothing personal but Laura wouldn't be pleased if I stopped ☺