I wasn't sure which run to do this morning, after struggling a little with R1&2 last week. Could repeat or start the week of doom! I decided that it was 1 minute less running than last week with longer walks today, and could always repeat one of them this week if it's too much.
Wow! Probably my most comfortable run yet! After facing the demons last week, had a bit more confidence (and some snazzy new socks) so tackled the same route. First 5 minutes was a steady slog uphill on a gradual gradient, but knew I had 3 minutes to recover after that.
The first rest walk seemed a little too long and was ready to go again after a couple of minutes, so decided to pick up the walking pace a little. I knew the second run would start on the steepest hill on my route, so thought as much of that as I can chew up walking the better! Started the second run, didn't feel as steep as last week, and knew it was all downhill once I hit the 1 mile marker to turn around.
Second rest walk seemed way too long at 3 minutes, felt about ready to go again after the 60-90 second mark, but felt fully refreshed at 3 minutes.
Last run felt great, almost couldn't believe it when Laura said "that's it"! and could have gone further.
Now that's the trick, that's what I've got remind my future self on Wednesday & Friday. I said "I could have gone further"